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Briefing paper

BP5: The changing public agenda? South Africans’ assessments of the country’s most pressing problems

Afrobarometer Briefing Paper No. 5
1 Jul 2003 South Africa
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South Africans embarked on majoritarian, multiparty politics in 1994 facing a host of complex issues, including high expectations from the newly enfranchised black majority, and fears of what these changes would bring among many in the white minority. Almost a decade later, how have South African’s perceptions of their country’s problems evolved?  To what extent have their expectations – or their fears – been realized, and how successfully is the current government coping with the issues that matter most in the eyes of the public?