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posted on 03.04.2019, 08:12 authored by Anelda Van der WaltAnelda Van der Walt, Katrin TirokKatrin Tirok

This data set was created as part of the South African Rural Campuses Connection Project II (RCCPII) capacity development initiative. More information about the project can be found at https://tenet-rccpii.github.io/rccpii-2018.

RCCPII consisted of a two-pronged approach for bringing connectivity to rural and peri-urban campuses of publicly funded academic and research institutions in South Africa. The first component was to provide physical infrastructure to facilitate connectivity. The second component was the capacity development initiative. A theory of change document describing the capacity development initiative is available at https://tenet-rccpii.github.io/rccpii-2018/images/RCCPII_ToC2018-03-12.pdf.

Data Content:

The data represents information about activities and beneficiaries of the RCCPII capacity development initiative between January 2018 and March 2019. Four comma separated value (CSV) files make up the total dataset. Each datafile has its own README to describe specific content in more details.

- activities.csv: all capacity development activities that took place between January 2018 and March 2019 under the banner of RCCPII.
- affiliations.csv: a list of organisations to which participants belonged.
- beneficiaries_anonymised.csv: a list of participants in the RCCPII capacity development activities where names have been removed and unique identifiers have been assigned.
- participation.csv: a file showing which participants (unique identifier) participated in which activities and whether participation was in person or online.

Relations of data files:

beneficiaries_anonymised.csv with participation.csv: through “identifier”
beneficiaries_anonymised.cs with affiliations.csv: through “affiliation” and “campus”
participation.csv with activities.csv: through “activity_id”

- Beneficiaries:
Anyone who had participated in RCCPII activities as we believe that everyone learned by being involved in this programme. That includes trainers, organisers, instructors, hosts, presenters, and participants (or learners)

Funding and Partners:

RCCPII was funded by the South African Department of Higher Education and Training, managed by Universities South Africa, and implemented by the Tertiary Education and Research Network of South Africa. Talarify was contracted to manage the capacity development initiative from January 2018 until March 2019.

Contact Details:

The RCCPII project came to a completion in March 2019.

For any questions about the data or project, please email rccpii@googlegroups.com.

Project members have moved on to new roles, but we will try to respond to communication to this address.


Rural Campuses Connection Project II, Department of Higher Education and Training, South Africa