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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

 University of Stellenbosch. Bureau for Economic Research
URL of organisation
Postal addressUnit N, 1st Floor Vineyard Centre; cnr. Adam Tas and Devon Valley Rd. Onder-Papegaaiberg
Type of organisationHigher education sector
Description oforganisationThe database came into existence through the business survey for the BER in the retail, manufacturing and building-and-construction sectors. The data is used mainly to indicate confidence levels among business owners in the country, as well as other levels of business related issues (e.g. percentage shortage of skilled labour a constraint). In addition the BER has a library of research notes, comments and papers of economic relevance spanning the history of the South African economy
Broad subject fieldsEconomic sciences. General (3200)
Accessible via the Internet
KeywordsImpact of HIV/AIDS on business; Quarterly business surveys; Quarterly consumer confidence surveys; Economic research; Business confidence data; Consumer confidence data; Economic Forecast
Telephone number+27 21 887-2810 or +27 21 887-2810
Fax number+27 21 883-3101 or +27 21 883-3101

 University of South Africa. Bureau of Market Research
AbbreviationsBMR; UNISA
URL of organisation
Postal addressPO Box 392
Type of organisationHigher education sector
Description oforganisationThe Bureau for Market Research's (BMR) function is to conduct Marketing and Socioeconomic Research and to provide training in Research Methodology
Broad subject fieldsEconomic sciences. General (3200)
Name of database/datasetThe statistical clearing house
Description of dataset(s) or databaseThe BMR maintains and has access to a substantial range of secondary data from various sources. Data searches can be undertaken in almost any marketing, economic or social field.
Accessible via the Internet,-departments,-bureau,-centres-&-institutes/Bureau/Bureau-of-Market-Research
KeywordsMarketing strategies; Living level studies; Market structures; Expenditure patterns; Enterpreneurial development
Contact informationMe P de Jongh
E-mail Click here to send an e-mail message
Telephone number+27 12 429-3338 or +27 12 429-3338
Fax number+27 12 429-3170 or +27 12 429-3170

 Consumer Goods Council of South Africa. Product Data Catalogue
URL of organisation
Postal addressPO Box 41417
Type of organisationBusiness sector and Commercial research houses
Description oforganisationThe Consumer Goods Council of South Africa, was launched in October 2002. This body incorporates a number of companies dealing with best practice, standards and legal and regulatory issues in the retail, wholesale, manufacturing and service providers in the consumer goods industry.
Broad subject fieldsEconomic sciences. Trade and commerce (3209)
Name of database/datasetPDC
Description of dataset(s) or databaseThe PDC is an industry led initiative managed by the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa on behalf of its members. The PDC Product Data Catalogue enables Brand Owners, Manufacturers, Suppliers, Agents, Wholesalers and Importers to publish a list of new products or update existing product data, of a non-competitive nature, to the Retail Trade, on a central master database. This information is utilized as the master data that Suppliers and Retailers in turn use for their own internal systems.
Accessible via the Internet
KeywordsBrand owners; Manufacturers; Suppliers; Retailers; Wholesalers; Importers; Products
E-mail Click here to send an e-mail message
Telephone number+27 11 777 3300 or +27 11 777 3300
Fax number0866 749 929 or 0866 749 929

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