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COVID-19, NHI and healthcare in South Africa

28 Jul 2021 South Africa
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Findings from Afrobarometer Round 8 survey in South Africa in 2021.

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.