DataFirst's open research data repository, based at the University of Cape Town, gives open access to disaggregated administrative and survey data from African governments and research entities. DataFirst also operates a secure centre at the university to give researchers access to highly-disaggregated South African data.
Datafirst is the first African member of the ICSU World Data System and the only DSA-certified African repository. Datafirst is the coordinating member of Southern African membership of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Economic Research (ICPSR).
The repository software is the open source National Data Archive (NADA) software developed by the World Bank using the Nesstar source code with permission and downloadable from https://nada.ihsn.org/