Findings from Afrobarometer Round 8 survey in South Africa: COVID-19, NHI and healthcare in South Africa

At a glance

  • Government’s response to COVID-19: Most South Africans agree that lockdown regulations and school closures were necessary, but it was difficult to comply with these restrictions.
  • Covid-19 vaccination: A small majority of South Africans (54%) say they are either somewhat (12%) or very (42%) unlikely to get vaccinated.
  • National Health Insurance: More than two-thirds of South Africans (69%) believe the government would be justified to increase taxes to fund the NHI.