DataFirst is a data service dedicated to making South African and other African survey and administrative microdata available to researchers and policy analysts. We promote high quality research by providing the essential research infrastructure for discovering and accessing data and by developing skills among prospective users, particularly in South Africa.  We undertake research on the quality and usability of national data and encourage data usage and data sharing.

Read about our data and download data for your research from our portal.

 

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University of Cape Town

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Visit:  3.49, 3rd floor, School of Economics Building, Middle Campus, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, Cape Town 
Mail: Private Bag X3, Rondebosch, 7701, Cape Town, South Africa 
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Latest News

 Post Graduate Diploma in Survey Data Analysis for Development coming in 2016!

 Panel data on Cape Town firms from 2000-2006 is now available at DataFirst.

Read about our Data Services in a new article by our Data Services Manager, Lynn Woolfrey on Managing University Research Microdata Collections.

Journal article by Andrew Kerr and Martin Wittenberg: Sampling methodology and fieldwork changes in the October Household Surveys and Labour Force Surveys.

 

 

 

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