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South Africans unhappy with the economy, see slow progress since 1994

20 Apr 2016 South Africa
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Findings from Afrobarometer Round 6 surveys in South Africa in 2016.

At a glance

  • The economy: South Africans say the economy is headed in the wrong direction and the government is failing to manage it.
  • Socioeconomic changes since 1994: A majority of South Africans believe there has been no change or there has been a deterioration on a range of indicators.
  • Discrimination: A significant proportion of minority race groups believe the government discriminates against them.