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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...

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...