Research outputs

Access is provided to research outputs generated by HSRC researchers since 2000. All research outputs are provided free of charge to the public, with the exception of confidential reports. Where possible the full-text is provided for immediate download. If you are interested in obtaining a copy of an output which is not immediately available for download, please contact the Digital Curation Team at

HSRC Repository

The HSRC Institutional Repository is an important tool that the HSRC utilises to preserve and disseminate its documents. Different types of publications including scholarly research outputs are collected, preserved and distributed in a digital format.

Research data

The HSRC Research Data Service provides a digital repository of the HSRC's research data in support of evidence-based human and social development.

Research outputs: CULTURE

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

2005 Reflections on perceived conflicts between culture and democracy in Africa: the South African case

There is a widely held perception that democracy, at least some notion of western style democracy - is inappropriate for Africa as it is ant...

Download this report

2005 Understanding culture and rights in South Africa today: moving beyond racial hegemony in national identity

What this document is concerned with therefore, is national identity, which its author proclaims to be the central political question of our...

Download this report

2003 Whose right it is anyway? equality, culture and conflicts of rights in South Africa

The contemporary debate between liberalism and multiculturalism is often cast in the mould of a conflict between the rights of individuals a...