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DRDLR 2010 Technology Database: Eight provinces in South Africa

Version
1.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Hart, Timothy George Balne
  • Human Sciences Research Council
Publication Date
2011-10-07
Embargo End Date
2011-10-07
Contributor
  • Human Sciences Research Council (Producer)
Funding Reference
  • Department of Rural Development And Land Reform
Free Keywords
Schema: UK DATA ARCHIVE - HASSET
RURAL DEVELOPMENT; TECHNOLOGICAL INITIATIVES; TECHNOLOGY CHANGE
Description
  • Abstract

    Description: The database incorporates technologies used in rural development initiatives in South Africa and includes those technologies identified at the 8 CRDP pilot sites.

    Abstract: The database incorporates technologies used in rural development initiatives in South Africa and includes those technologies identified at the 8 CRDP pilot sites. Agriculture; Mining; Manufacturing; Information and Communication Technologies; Renewable Energy Technologies (RET) e.g. biogas, solar panels, wind mills etc.; Environment (those that use natural environment materials to generate income using some form of technology); Services (housing, sanitation, transportation).

Temporal Coverage
  • 2010 / 2010
Geographic Coverage
  • South Africa (ZA)
Sampled Universe
Black and coloured South Africans living in these particular villages at the time and who make or made use of different types of technology. The study includes any use of technology across the following sectors, where they were found in each of the eight CRDP pilot sites: Agriculture; Mining; Manufacturing; Information and Communication Technologies; Renewable Energy Technologies (RET) e.g. biogas, solar panels, wind mills etc. Environment (those that use natural environment materials to generate income)
Sampling
Snowballing for interviews. One person leads to the next. First point of contact was local authority, traditional leadership, elders or projects. While most of the technologies in the database are associated with 'projects' (meaning a deliberate intervention by a government department or other agency), some are not. Moreover, what this implies is that the database does not include every instance in which a rural dweller uses an ordinary borehole or tractor or even hoe; these of course are all technologies that are used to enhance rural livelihoods, but there is nothing novel or noteworthy about them for the purposes of this study, and indeed there is no meaningful way in which they could be listed in a database. A final point is that we can make no claims as to the completeness of the database, although we made every attempt to be as thorough and inclusive as possible, largely by means of telephone calls, e-mails, internet searches, and of course the fieldwork at the CRDP pilot sites.
Time Dimension
  • Other
    Other, Informal and semi-structured interviews, focus groups and workshops
Collection Mode
  • Compilation or synthesis of existing material
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Focus group
  • Observation
Availability
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Rights
By accessing the data, you give assurance that The data and documentation will not be duplicated, redistributed or sold without prior approval from the rights holder. The data will be used for scientific research or educational purposes only. The data will only be used for the specified purpose. If it is used for another purpose the additional purpose will be registered. Redundant data files will be destroyed. The confidentiality of individuals/organisations in the data will be preserved at all times. No attempt will be made to obtain or derive information from the data to identify individuals/organisations. The HSRC will be acknowledged in all published and unpublished works based on the data according to the provided citation. The HSRC will be informed of any books, articles, conference papers, theses, dissertations, reports or other publications resulting from work based in whole or in part on the data and documentation. For archiving and bibliographic purposes an electronic copy of all reports and publications based on the requested data will be sent to the HSRC. To offer for deposit into the HSRC Data Collection any new data sets which have been derived from or which have been created by the combination of the data supplied with other data. The data team bears no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses. Failure to comply with the End User License may result in sanctions being imposed.
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Update Metadata: 2020-04-05 | Issue Number: 1695 | Registration Date: 2014-09-22

Hart, Timothy George Balne; Human Sciences Research Council (2011): DRDLR 2010 Technology Database: Eight provinces in South Africa. Version: 1.0. HSRC - Human Science Research Council SA. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.14749/1400829989