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News release

South Africans report racial discrimination by employers and courts

20 Apr 2016 South Africa
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 gross violations of human rights” committed during apartheid.

Key findings

  • Although consistently low since 2006, the proportion of South Africans who believe that the government “always” or “often” discriminates against members of their ethnic community increased by 15 percentage point with a divergence between black and minority race groups.
  • At least three in 10 Coloured, Indian and white respondents now feel discriminated against by the government versus at least one in 10 black citizens.
  • A majority of citizens are most likely to feel discriminated against by employers, courts and potential landlords in the North West (59%), Gauteng (56%), and Western Cape (55%) provinces.

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