South African Data Archive










Contact us:
South African Data Archive
National Research Foundation
P.O. Box 2600
Pretoria 0001
South Africa

Tel: +27 (0)12 481 4120
or +27 (0)12 481 4016
Fax: +27 (0)12 481 4231


Ordering Data

Users and Depositors should note that the data and documentation re-disseminated by the South African Data Archive do not belong to the archive but to the individual depositors of the data to the archive.

  • Currently there are no costs involved when ordering data and documentation from SADA.
  • To order data and documentation from SADA, please complete the online data order form
  • Complete an ORDER FORM (download in Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat format) and faxed, e-mailed or posted the request to SADA before the data can be made available to you.
  • Codebooks and other documentation are now available for download from our Data Portal.
  • Should you have any other information or research-related query, please send an e-mail to
  • Note: Prior to distributing certain data and documentation, SADA has to contact the Principal Investigator in order to obtain permission.

Usage Regulations

The user should abide by the following regulations when using data and documentation from SADA:

  • The data and documentation will be used only for research, research training, teaching and policy decisions.
  • No attempt will be made to use the data to derive information on specifically identified individuals or households in the data.
  • The data and documentation received from SADA will not be duplicated without prior approval of the Director of SADA.
  • Both SADA and the Depositor will be acknowledged in all published works based on the data and documentation. The text for the citation is now part of the Study Description and metadata that is available on the Data Portal.
  • SADA and the Depositor of the data will not be held liable for the accuracy or comprehensiveness of the data.

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