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South Africa

Pretoria, Cape Town & Bloemfontein
First surveyed in
59.31 million

South Africa has completed surveys with Afrobarometer in 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2015, 2018 and 2021. Surveys are conducted in Afrikaans, English, sePedi, seSotho, seTswana, xiTsonga, siSwati, isiXhosa and isiZulu. The national partner is the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation. 

Key stats

21 %
of South Africans identified poverty as the most serious problem affecting the country.
61 %
of South Africans believe that the media have a right to publish without government control.
60 %
of South Africans are satisfied with democracy in their country.