Data Portal

Welcome to our Data Portal

 

DataFirst is a data service based at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. We give researchers online access to African data and online help with data usage.

You can download microdata from this site. Register on the site and use the email you will receive to activate your account. Then select the dataset you want and download the data files and documentation from the landing page for each dataset.

Datasets may be Public Use Data (available immediately), Licensed Data (downloadable from an email link we will send you) or Secure Data available via our Secure Data Service. We also provide links to African data available from other sites.

Please take note of the conditions of use for each dataset that you agree to when downloading the data.

Government

National Income Dynamics Study

The National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS), is the first national panel study in South Africa. NIDS is initiated and funded by the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation of the Government of South Africa. The survey project implementer is the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU) at the University of Cape Town.

University of Cape Town

Data on Alcohol and Tobacco in Africa Project

Datasets from the Data on Alcohol and Tobacco in Africa (DATA) Project of the Economics of Tobacco Control Project, at the University of Cape Town

Research on Open Educational Resources for Development Project

Qualitative datasets produced by the Research on Open Educational Resources for Development Project at the University of Cape Town

South African National Election Study

Datasets in the South African National Election Study series from the Democracy in Africa Research Unit at the University of Cape Town

Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit

Datasets produced by the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit at the University of Cape Town

University of Kwazulu-Natal

School of Built Environment and Development Studies

Datasets from the School of Built Environment and Development Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal

Private Sector

Research ICT Africa

Datasets from surveys conducted by Research ICT Africa

Financial Sector Deepening Zambia

Datasets from surveys undertaken by Financial Sector Deepening Zambia (FSDZ), a Zambia-based non-profit conducting research on financial inclusion.

South African Audience Research Foundation

SAARF's All Media and Products Survey (AMPS) measures the audiences of all traditional media in South Africa. Non-current versions of AMPS are made available for academic research only.

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