Economic security

2011 PUBLIC OPINION UPDATE: The ultimate objective of economic transformation is an improved sense of well-being and dignity amongst citizens. Macro-economic data give us an impression of outcomes in terms of targets, but they do not necessarily provide insight into the real impact on people’s lives. Data from the SA Reconciliation Barometer Survey show that when prompted to single out the most stubborn obstacle to national unity, most South Africans point to income inequality. Findings like these have particular relevance for the understanding of our social dynamics in a challenging economic period, such as the present.

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