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HSRC Repository

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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.


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2022 The COVID-19 pandemic reveals an unprecedented rise in hunger: South African government was ill-prepared to meet the challenge

Recent research has shown increasing household food and nutrition insecurity in South Africa, indicating weaknesses in the national food sys...

2021 Does SA government meet its constitutional obligation on socioeconomic rights?

The question to be answered by Parliament when it scrutinises the government's Budget is whether the Budget Speech and the Budget Review mee...

2021 South Africa's Thuma Mina moment: public opinion and political trust in South Africa's COVID-19 response

Effective leadership, state capacity and confidence in government are regarded as factors linked to successful COVID-19 pandemic responses t...

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