The Department of Education commissioned the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) to conduct a national survey on the locality and other information linked to all schools in South Africa. The 2000 version was intended to update the 1996 version of the register of needs database, include 3000 institutions that were previously excluded, provide accurate data on geolocality of schools, school conditions and the availability of resources, and measure progress and trends betwee 1996 and 2000.
Kind of Data
Census/enumeration data [cen]
Unit of Analysis
v1.2: Edited dataset for licensed distribution
This version was adapted from a cleaned dataset prepared by the Developmental Policy Research Unit (DPRU), which was obtained by DataFirst at an unknown date between the original release and February 2012. This version replaces numerous string valued variables with integer valued ones, which is particularly useful as case sensitivity has artificially separated semantically identical observations into different categories for some variables. These integer valued string variables are labelled and the codelist relating those labels is provided as an accompanying document. The original version contained a number of anomalies, errors and misspecifications that make it intractable. This version partially remedies these issues and represents a cleaner version of the data than the original (which is also made available for comparison).
in-job training [3.2]
labour relations/conflict [3.3]
working conditions [3.6]
LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT 
TRADE, INDUSTRY AND MARKETS 
DEMOGRAPHY AND POPULATION 
All schools in South Africa
Producers and sponsors
Human Science Research Council
National Department of Education
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
University of Cape Town
University of Cape Town
Dataset only available in the DataFirst research centre
National Department of Education. School Register of Needs Survey 1996 [dataset]. Version 1.1. Pretoria: National Department of Education [producers], 1997. Cape Town: DataFirst [distributor], 2012.
Disclaimer and copyrights
The user of the data acknowledges that the original collector of the data, the authorized distributor of the data, and the relevant funding agency bear no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses.