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.


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2021 Estimating employment gains of the proposed infrastructure stimulus plan in post-Covid-19 South Africa

For the economic recovery in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic, South Africa announced the launch of an ambitious ZAR 2.3 trillion infrastructur...

2021 Embedded smartness: Afro-futurism, infrastructural citizenship and policy

The release of the 2018 film Black Panther was a global sensation. The movie was based on the adventures of a Marvel comic-strip black super...

2021 A city left behind: technology and the triple helix in Buffalo City

Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality (BCMM), like other cities, has adopted a smart-city concept as its development strategy. Various deba...