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South Africans want housing more than land redistribution, Afrobarometer survey shows

9 Nov 2021 South Africa

Most South Africans say the government has a duty to provide adequate housing for people who cannot afford shelter, the latest Afrobarometer survey shows.

Housing should take priority over land redistribution as a government priority, according to a large majority of citizens,

Housing ranks third among the most important problems that citizens want the government to address.

Frustrations over a lack of housing have found expression in recent protests in many communities across the country.