SA desires united country, but trust in public institutions has dropped - report

South Africa's confidence in public institutions is the lowest it’s been since 2006.

This is according to an annual survey by the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR).

The IJR's South African Reconciliation Barometer’s (SARB) has found that citizens want a united South African nation.

More than six in ten South Africans believe that the involvement of various institutions is important for reconciliation.

The IJR's Elnari Potgieter explains that the percentage of South Africans agreeing that a united South Africa is desirable in 2017 reached 75.3%.

Only 56.1% of South Africans, however, agree that South Africa has made progress in reconciliation since the end of apartheid.

Potgieter says the report also identifies inequality as one of the challenges to reconciliation.

More South Africans still desire a united South Africa.

Elnari Potgieter, author of the South African Reconciliation Barometer

Most South Africans believe that it is still possible to have a united South Africa.

Elnari Potgieter, author of the South African Reconciliation Barometer

Read or download the full report here.

Listen to the IJR's Elnari Potgieter breakdown the findings:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : SA desires united country, but trust in public institutions has dropped - report


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