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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Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED Scatec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mcgawu District, and started early commercial...

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income