South Africans report racial discrimination by employers and courts April 15 marked the 20th anniversary of the first hearings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), which sought “to provide for the investigation and the establishment of as complete a picture as possible of the nature, causes and extent of... Read more
Despite decline in lived poverty, South Africans increasingly pessimistic about the economy Considering the barrage of bad economic news to which South Africans have been subjected, perhaps the most remarkable aspect of 2015 Afrobarometer survey findings on the economy is that on a personal level, citizens seem to be doing slightly better. Read more
Immigration remains a challenge for South Africa’s government and citizens New findings from the 2015 Afrobarometer survey suggest there has been little change in South Africans’ unwelcoming attitudes toward foreigners. Read more
Government performance and leadership trends in South Africa; trust and accountability of the President Findings from Afrobarometer Round 6 surveys in South Africa. Read more
Blog: Is media playing its role in regional integration? Southern Africa’s longstanding vision is a united, prosperous and integrated region. Read more
Reigniting youth citizenship in South Africa South Africa celebrates Youth Day every June 16 to commemorate the students who lost their lives during the Soweto Uprising in 1976. An estimated 3,000-10,000 students marched to protest the apartheid government’s directive to make Afrikaans a compulsory... Read more
Students protesting at the University of Cape Town
South Africans bemoan the presence of foreigners in their spaces The most recent attacks on foreigners in Soweto and Kagiso that resulted in the deaths of 6 people and the looting of over 70 foreign owned shops, raises critical questions about the security of foreigners in a country that prides itself in the... Read more
Confronting the “Triple challenge” Findings on poverty, inequality and unemployment from Afrobarometer Surveys in South Africa. Read more
Poor South Africans More Active, but Less Well Served by Government  Results from Round 5 survey in South Africa [25 February 2013] Read more
Key results of the Afrobarometer Round 5 survey in South Africa Results from the Afrobarometer Round 5 survey in South Africa (2011). Read more