TIPS is an independent, non-profit research institute that undertakes and manages policy-relevant economic research in industrial, trade and small enterprise development policy to assist government and civil society in making informed policy choices. TIPS is active in both the South African and Southern African economic policy arenas and co-ordinate a wide network of established researchers. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
SAIIA has a long and proud record as South Africa’s premier research institute on international issues. It is an independent, non-government think-tank whose purpose is to encourage wider and more informed awareness of the importance of international affairs. It is both a centre for research excellence and a home for stimulating public debate.
The Institute’s activities include:
- making input into policy development locally and internationally;
- undertaking research on current issues of importance to Africa generally and South Africa specifically with a focus on governance and accountability; trade, investment (i.e. economic diplomacy) and development ; South African foreign policy; existing and emerging powers and their role in Africa; and lastly, global challenges such as climate change and energy security;
- developing linkages and joint programmes with international organisations and agencies throughout the world;
- maintaining a resource centre and reference library (that is a United Nations depository as well as a World Bank Development Information Centre) for students and scholars of international relations;
- organising conferences, seminars and speakers’ meetings on a wide range of topics addressed by prominent South Africans and distinguished international guests; and
- encouraging an interest in international relations among the youth through its leadership programme for postgraduate interns and its various outreach programmes for university students and high school learners. ... [according to site editor's information]
EPRI was founded in 1994 to support the process of South Africa's socio-economic transformation and development. EPRI is a NGO and committed to analysing South Africa's socio-economic conditions and constructing sustainable economic polices that foster job creation and redistribution while supporting sustained economic growth and macroeconomic stability. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
IFAS has three units: a research unit focussing on the human and social sciences in Southern Africa; a cultural unit which functions as the cultural agency of the French embassy in South Africa; and an information centre called Dibuka, which gives information on France (culture, language etc). In the research unit you can have a lot of full text documents for free: Les Cahiers de l'IFAS (only English), IFAS-Research Newsletter | La lettre de l'IFAS-Recherche Lesedi (Engl. / French.), dissertations (mostly with full text, sometimes with summary, several pages), Newtown Zebra (Articles published in the Research supplement | Articles publiés dans le supplément de la Recherche1995-2003). ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE) is an independent policy research and advocacy organisation. It is one of South Africa's leading development think tanks, focusing on critical national development issues and their relationship to economic growth and democratic consolidation. Through examining South African realities and international experience, CDE formulates practical policy proposals outlining ways in which South Africa can tackle major social and economic challenges. CDE has a special focus on the role of business and markets in development.
CDE's research reports are downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information]
The HSRC is South Africa's statutory research agency. It conducts research that generates critical and independent knowledge relative to all aspects of human and social development. It supports development nationally, in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and in Africa. The HSRC aligns its research activities and structures to South Africa's national development priorities: notably poverty reduction through economic development, skills enhancement, job creation, the elimination of discrimination and inequalities, and effective service delivery. ... [according to site editor's information]
PRAESA's focus is basically on education and literacy in African languages. The site offers a lot of information on projects or other organisations involved in such matters, as well as full text documents (reports, occasional papers, newsletter). [editors ilissAfrica]
The website of the SAIRR "is home to the largest and most comprehensive database tracking trends on South Africa. It provides a wide variety of statistical and other data on South Africa, ranging from education, health, social development and welfare to business, employment, the economy, and politics. Subscribers have full access to this website while non-subscribers have limited access to certain resources."
Trends and policy analysis are made available via a number of monthly, annual, and occasional electronic and hard copy publications:South Africa Survey; Fast Facts; South African Mirror; Special Research Projects.
Some electronic publications are downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
The CSIR undertakes directed and multidisciplinary research, technological innovation as well as industrial and scientific development to improve the quality of life of the country's people. It is committed to supporting innovation in South Africa to improve national competitiveness in the global economy. [according to site editor's information]