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The proportion of people who believe that the Government is performing well dropped by 37%, from 74% in 2002 to 54% in 2012.
Adults choose the Daily Sun, the Sunday Times, SABC 1, and Ukhozi FM as firm favourites among daily and weekly newspapers, television stations, and radio stations.
The majority of adult South Africans use the Internet to search for information while the number of those using it for chatting has grown the fastest.
Less than a fifth of households would have access to the Internet if there was no access through mobile phones. As it is, more than a third of households have access to the Internet.
The number of households residing in shacks in the Western Cape grew by 82% over a fifteen-year period, the highest growth rate out of all the provinces.
Media coverage of the Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill of 2013 (the Investment Bill) has focused on its role in replacing South Africa’s bilateral investment treaties with various European states. Representatives of these countries have broken their usual diplomatic silence to warn against the reduced protection it gives investors from their states. However, the true significance of the Bill goes very much beyond this.
Households were connected to the electricity grid faster than they received housing, water, and sanitation services, according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations (IRR) in Johannesburg recently.
An average of 23 shacks a day were destroyed by fire between 2010 and 2013, according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations (IRR) in Johannesburg recently.
The National Development Plan (NDP) is the latest in a series of government plans to accelerate growth and increase employment. However, like its predecessors, the NDP fails to make the policy shifts essential to increased investment, growth, and jobs.
Violent anti-government protest action in South Africa has increased dramatically in recent months. So much so that business, diplomatic, and government leaders are repeatedly asking the IRR what the demonstrations mean for the country’s future.