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Government performance and leadership trends in South Africa; trust and accountability of the President

24 Nov 2015 South Africa
Findings from Afrobarometer Round 6 surveys in South Africa.

Snapshot of the findings:

Government performance: Government performance rated as poor on key issues, rated positively on welfare distribution.

Leadership performance ratings: Premiers enjoy the highest levels of public approval, while rating those for President Zuma, MPs, and local government councillors have declined since 2011.

Perceptions of President Zuma and office: Public confidence in the president has decreased significantly since 2011, and almost six in 10 South Africans believe he routinely ignores Parliament and the law.

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