- South Africans more connected as a nation that previously thought
- Almost half of South Africa identifies as South African before race, culture or language
- A large percentage of South Africans feel that state capture and corruption has sent the country into a negative direction
The Centre for Communication and Reputation Management at the University of Pretoria conducted a study which has revealed that South Africa is more unified what we previously thought.
46% of those polled described themselves as South Africans first before identifying their race, culture or language. With 61% believing that South Africa has a bright future where all races can live in harmony.
A massive 37-million people were sampled in the study which was aimed at uncovering how South Africans perceived state capture and corruption in the country.
"A number of things have let us into thinking that actually, South Africans are more unified than we realised."
"The views of the largest population of South Africans are actually similar. 77% of the citizens feel that the country is going into a negative direction and the main reason is that they view the issue of state capture and corruption as destroying the country."
— Joy Ruwodo, Head of Marketing and Advocacy at Ask Afrika.
Joy Ruwodo also revealed that South Africans were more aware of the power of their vote and were prepared to exercise their power to stop corruption. He believes that 2019 would be a very interesting year as South Africans prepare to vote.
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