Afrobarometer

Progress in rolling out of national power grids has stalled across Africa

There has been no progress in expanding national electricity grids in most African countries since 2016

Africa’s climate is getting worse for farming, survey reports

New Afrobarometer poll samples Africans’ perceptions of climate change

Fresh vigilance is needed to protect media freedom across Africa

In a surprising change in trends, citizens in many African countries increasingly support government restrictions of press freedom

Editorial: The not-so-secret ballot

'A genuinely secret ballot helps to prevent intimidation, blackmail and voter fraud'

Afrobarometer: ‘68% of Africans don’t think their vote is secret’

Distrust is highest in established democracies like Kenya and Senegal

Taking Africa’s democratic temperature as a dozen countries prepare for polls

Surveys shows that the majority of Africans prefer democracy, despite its flaws, to the alternatives

Stats reveal South Africans’ hopes and despair

An Afrobarometer survey shows most South Africans are dissatisfied with the state of our democracy and believe Cosatu is hungry for political power.

Afrobarometer: Bribery still rife in Africa

Afrobarometer has found that nearly one-third of Africans in 34 countries have been forced to pay bribes, including for medical treatment.

Poverty report indicates Africa is stagnating

An Afrobarometer survey has found that despite economic growth, there has been virtually no change in poverty levels in Africa over the last decade.

Poverty levels slightly up in SA, down in Zim

SA's poverty levels have risen slightly, while Zim has seen the greatest reduction in poverty among the 35 African states surveyed by Afrobarometer.

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Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it