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Talk Radio 702 interview with Reza Omar

Reza Omar was live on Radio 702 to explain the methodology behind the South African Citizens Survey (SACS) including how and where it’s conducted and analysed. Listen to the interview here:   [audio mp3="https://citizensurveys.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2019.08.21_Talk_Radio_702_Reza-Omar-interview.mp3"][/audio]...

Ramaphosa’s positive poll: A signal to act on corruption?

Stephen Grootes explores Cyril Ramaphosa's favorability rating in this Daily Maverick piece.     President Cyril Ramaphosa’s strong 62% approval rating — high for a sitting national leader — is good news for a president under pressure from multiple political opponents. And yet, should he fail to act decisively against...

Small but vocal part of SA is xenophobic

Ernst Mabuza’s TimesLIVE article explains that there is a small - yet highly vocal - minority in South Africa with extreme anti-foreigner sentiment.   This is according to research conducted by Citizen Surveys, which was commenting following a spate of attacks on foreign nationals in some parts...

Trust in Mkhwebane’s office wanes, SARS also takes a knock – survey

News24 writes that the South African Revenue Service (SARS) has officially opened tax filing season and is encouraging the South African public and businesses to file their tax returns – not an easy feat as South Africans are seemingly trusting the public institution less and...

Too much infighting, instead of fixing SA: Citizens rebuke leaders

TimesLIVE writes that political parties are losing public trust for squabbling rather than dealing with burning challenges, while the once squeaky-clean SA Revenue Service (SARS) and the public protector’s office are also falling short in the eyes of the public. This is according to the June insights...

A call for brave leadership

CEO of TowerStone, Brian Eager, writes in Business Brief that South Africa requires brave leaders. In their 2014 Harvard Business Review article titled, ‘What VUCA Really Means for you’, Nathan Bennett and James Lemoine warned us not to use the VUCA acronym as a crutch. Sadly, looking...

Reza Omar live on eNCA #SONA 2019

A big thank you to eNCA for hosting Reza Omar as your guest live from #SONA2019. Reza shared insights from the South African Citizens Survey (SACS) data indicating how South Africans are feeling about the problems facing the country today. Watch the interviews here: https://vimeo.com/344030980   https://vimeo.com/343640786   https://vimeo.com/343640963...

The nation’s big #SONA2019 wish list for President Cyril Ramaphosa

Mwangi Githahu reports in IOL that South Africans have high expectations of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s second State of the Nation Address (Sona) of the year on Thursday. Much has happened since February’s Sona, including load shedding, the general elections, the appointment of a new Cabinet and...

Fixing the economy is Cyril Ramaphosa’s top task, finds survey

TimesLIVE reports that, ahead of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Thursday evening, South Africans are eager to hear how the reversing economy can be tackled. This is according to marketing and social research consultancy Citizen Surveys. A May analysis conducted immediately after the...