Proudly SA, despite shards of social glass all over


Proudly SA, despite shards of social glass all over

FREE TO READ | Reconciliation Barometer shows national unity strong as ever, but belies ongoing issues

Senior science reporter

Despite many forces ripping the country apart, South Africans across all groups hold a very warm place in their hearts for a unified national identity.

This emerged on Thursday in the latest South Arican Reconciliation Barometer which was launched in Cape Town and which has been in existence since 2003.

According to Elmari Potgieter, lead author of the report, the Barometer “shows that a vast majority of the respondents are proudly South Africa, with 81.6% agreeing that they want their children to think of themselves as South African, 80.5% reporting that being South African is an important part of how they see themselves, and 79.7% agreeing that a united South Africa is possible”...

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