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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...

PowerFM 98.7 interview with Reza Omar

Reza Omar was live on PowerFM’s #POWERBreakfast with Bob Mabena and Thabo Mduli show this morning to discuss insights from the latest data analysis indicating how South Africans are feeling prior to #SONA and what concerns they would like addressed. [audio mp3="https://citizensurveys.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019.06.18_PowerFM_Reza-Omar_SONA.mp3"][/audio]  ...

The count is in… only 47% of SA voted, but where’s the good in that?

“South Africans are saying that the time for political parties making promises is coming to an end – the country now wants action and tangible results,” writes Brent Lindeque in GoodThingsGuy citing the latest data insights from Citizen Surveys. Strategic Research Director, Reza Omar, says, “Just under...

Editorial: Restore trust in the system

City Press writes that there are 35 million South Africans who were eligible to vote in the elections last week. Only 26 million bothered to register to vote. Of that number, only 17 million actually voted on Wednesday. In percentage terms, 65% of the registered voters...

Empty promises, unmotivated youth contributed to poor voter turnout

In her City Press article, Palesa Dlamini explains that the 2019 general elections recorded the lowest voter turnout since South Africa’s first democratic elections in 1994. In this year’s elections, the registered South African voter population came in at 26 779 025, a 5.47% increase from...

Reza Omar live on eNCA #SAelections2019

Reza Omar was live from the IEC Western Cape Results Centre on the 9 and 10 May 2019 with eNCA to speak to the 17% of undecided voters in the Western Cape. #SAElections2019 . Watch all five interviews here:   First Interview: https://vimeo.com/337464969 Second Interview: https://vimeo.com/337465299 Third Interview: https://vimeo.com/337466586 Fourth Interview: https://vimeo.com/337467018 Fifth Interview: https://vimeo.com/337468251  ...

Apathy keeps youth away from ballot boxes

The main reason registered young people will not be voting is because they are unemployed and unmotivated, a study found.   A recent article by Gcina Ntsaluba shows that approximately 1.7-million young South Africans who are eligible to vote will not be participating in the polls today,...