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Database of Data Resources in Africa

 Statistics South Africa
URL of organisation
Postal addressPrivate Bag x44
Type of organisationGovernment sector
Description oforganisationStatistics South Africa (STATSSA) undertakes official demographic, economic and social censuses and surveys. It collects and processes administrative statistics, publishes and disseminates statistical reports and releases, compiles national and government accounts. STATSSA provides statistical advice to government and other institutions. It also analyzes statistical surveys and samples to ensure accuracy and consistency
Broad subject fieldsSocial sciences. General (3100) - Economic sciences. General (3200)
Name of database/datasetStatsonline
Description of dataset(s) or databaseStatsonline provides access to various data sources via the Internet, for example, population census 1996 and 2001, Commercial agriculture, Household surveys, Labour force surveys, CPI key indicators and time series data for selected economic and social series
Accessible via the Internet
KeywordsSocial; Population; Vital; Financial; Services; Economic; Trade
E-mail Click here to send an e-mail message
Telephone number+27 12 310-8911 or +27 12 310-8911
Fax number+27 12 310-8944 or +27 12 310-8944

 Agricultural Geo-Referenced Information System
URL of organisation
Postal addressPO Box 8783
Type of organisationScience councils and National facilities
Description oforganisationTimely availability of reliable geo-referenced land, climate, plant nutrients, production and water information, integrated with infrastructural- and socio-economic factors, are essential for stakeholders, policy makers and land users to exercise the best choices among options in using these resources to achieve sustainable levels of food production and development in an increasingly complex environment.
Broad subject fieldsSocial Sciences. Demography (population studies) (3105)
Name of database/datasetDynamic Maps
Description of dataset(s) or databaseOriental Atlas Natural Resources Atlas (2004) Natural Resources Atlas (2006) Demography Atlas Foot and Mouth Disease Atlas FIVIMS 2006 Atlas Agricultural Infrastucture Atlas Agro-climate Information System
Accessible via the Internet content.html
KeywordsAgricultural Infrastucture Atlas; Agro-Climate Information System; Oriental Atlas; Natural Resources Atlas; Demography Atlas; Foot and Mouth Disease Atlas; FIVIMS 2006 Atlas
E-mail Click here to send an e-mail message
Telephone number+27 11 695 0400 or +27 11 695 0400

 National Archives and Record Service
AbbreviationsNARS; NAAIRS
URL of organisation
Postal addressPrivate Bag x236
Type of organisationNon-governmental sector and Civil society (NGO & CBO)
Description oforganisationThe National Archives and Records Service provides the proper management and care of the records of governmental bodies; and the preservation and use of a national archival heritage; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
Broad subject fieldsSocial Sciences. Information and library science (3112)
Name of database/datasetNational Automated Archival Information Retrieval System (NAAIRS)
Description of dataset(s) or databaseFor each archives repository of the National and provincial archives services, a separate database has been compiled and defined.
Accessible via the Internet
Contact information The National Archivist
E-mail Click here to send an e-mail message
Telephone number+27 12 441 3200 or +27 12 441 3200
Fax number+27 12 323-5287 or +27 12 323-5287

URL of organisation (SA) or (Africa)
Postal addressP O Box 61674; Waterfall Park; 84 Bekker Road; Vorna Valley, Midrand
 Marshalltown, Johannesburg
Type of organisationNon-governmental sector and Civil society (NGO & CBO)
Description oforganisationFinMark Trust promotes and support institutional and organisational development which will increase access to financial services by the un- and under-banked of southern Africa. FinScopeTM, a FinMark Trust initiative, is the most comprehensive national household survey focussed on the financial services needs and usage across the entire South and Southern African population.
Broad subject fieldsSocial Sciences. Development studies (3106) - Economic sciences. General (3200)
Name of database/datasetFINSCOPE
Description of dataset(s) or databaseFinScopeTM is the most comprehensive national household survey of financial services, needs and usage amongst consumers. FinScopeTM tracks the changing landscape of access to financial services across all the main product categories - transaction banking, savings, credit and insurance. The study extends over a spectrum of areas of financial interest; from examining quality of life and poverty, to attitudes to and the use of technology, as well as levels of financial literacy.
Accessible via the Internet
KeywordsFinancial literacy; Consumer behavior; Informal and formal financial services; Stokvels; Short term insurance; Life insurance; Savings; Transactions; Township residential property markets; Policy interventions; State subsidiaries; FinScope South Africa 2003; FinScope South Africa 2004; FinScope South Africa 2005; FinScope South Africa 2006; FinScope South Africa 2007
E-mail Click here to send an e-mail message
Telephone number+27 11 315-9197 or +27 11 315-9197
Fax number+27 86 518 3579 or +27 86 518 3579

URL of organisation
Postal address3.1 East Wing, The Palms; 145 Sir Lowry Road
 Woodstock Cape Town
Type of organisationBusiness sector and Commercial research houses
Description oforganisationThe aim of EIGHTY20 is to give online access to market research databases, ready made data-rich reports on topical issues, as well as a full range of bespoke business consulting projects.
Broad subject fieldsSocial Sciences. Development studies (3106)
Name of database/datasetEighty20 Consumer Information Portal
Accessible via the Internet
KeywordsConsumer studies; Telecommunications access; Media consumption; Living Standards Measure (LSM); Financial characteristics
Contact informationMr Andrew Fulton; Mr Amnon Melzer
E-mail Click here to send an e-mail message
Telephone number+27 21-460-0440 or +27 21-460-0440
Fax number+27 87-625-0649 or +27 87-625-0649