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An original and uniquely created electronic semi-structured questionnaire was piloted and then sent out using the secure, web-based Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap), programme hosted at the University of Witwatersrand. In addition to socio- demographic information, the questionnaire elicited information on participants’ perceptions of the NDSS( Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System) attributes of acceptability (the willingness of providers to participate in the NDSS), flexibility (adaptability to changing circumstances and needs), simplicity (ease of understanding of NDSS forms and processes), timeliness (the speed at which the provider takes the appropriate steps after an event came to her/his attention) and usefulness (whether the data contributes to outbreak response, or the prevention and control of communicable diseases or improved public health knowledge).