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Institute notes a shift in SA politics SAPA, City Press, 2 June 2011

Researcher points to shift in SA politics SAPA, Mail & Guardian online, 2 June 2011

Service delivery seen as key measure of parties’ performance SABC News, 23 May 2011

Tafelsig protests highlight that democracy is more than just voting Jan Hofmeyr, SABC online, 18 May 2011

Cape tops governance despite protests: PSC Ayanda Nyoka, SABC online, 18 May 2011

Government unresponsive, according to South Africans Kate Lefko-Everett, SABC online, 18 May 2011

Confidence low in local government Kate Lefko-Everett, SABC online, 16 May 2011

Between polls and promises, comes the reality Kate Lefko-Everett, The New Age, 21 March 2011

Political parties warned against using the race card Rafiq Wagiet, Eyewitness News, 22 February 2011


A kaleidoscope of faiths unite in Cape Shaun Benton, The New Age, 17 December 2010

Distrust Remains Between Whites, Blacks in South Africa NPR, 16 December 2010 (listen here…)

Many South Africans believe employment prospects have worsened Lynnette Johns, Cape Argus, 15 December 2010

Racial division lives on in South Africa, survey shows Natasha Prince, Cape Argus, 15 December 2010

Reconciliation Day is a time to contemplate how we put the past to rest Kate Lefko-Everett, Cape Times, 15 December 2010

2010 South African Reconciliation Barometer Data Finland – South Africa Association, 15 December 2010

Bargaining cuts cost of AIDS drugs The Star, 15 December 2010

Socioeconomic inequality threat to transformation Miriam Mannak, I-Net Bridge, 15 December 2010

IJR releases Reconciliation Barometer Politicsweb, 14 December 2010

2010 SA Reconciliation Barometer Released Amandla, 14 December 2010

Colour me South African The Economist, 3 June 2010

Will racial tensions undermine South Africa’s hard won democracy Africa Today blog, 1 May 2010

How Racially Polarised are South Africans After 16 Years of Democracy? Tizina Ramagaga & Gareth Newham, The blog, 29 April 2010

The murder of Eugene Terreblanche and the State of South African Race Relations Gabriella Sacramone-Lutz, The Huffington Post, 6 April 2010

Terreblanche killing reopens South Africa race wounds Peter Burdin, BBC News, 5 April 2010

South Africa eyes new stimulus for change Matt Dickinson, The Australian, 4 January 2010


Holiday of White Conquest Persists in South Africa Barry Bearak, New York Times, 16 December 2009

Clint, Morgan and Matt depict South Africa’s glorious hour on film Sebastien Berger, The National, 15 December 2009

Stop playing race card, urges opposition Cedric Mboyisa, The Citizen, 14 December 2009

South Africa rainbow nation ideal wanes David Smith, The Guardian, 10 December 2009

South Africans feel protests justified Eyewitness News, 10 December 2009

Half of SA doesn’t mix with other races Aziz Hartley, Cape Times, 10 December 2009

Survey reports pessimism over race relations in SA SAPA, 9 December 2009

Race, a social barricade Michael Hamlyn, I-Net Bridge, 9 December 2009

Better race relations in SA 15 years into democracy: survey SABC/SAPA, 9 December 2009

2008 and older

Pricking the proud SA heart Prince Mashele, News 24, 15 December 2008

Where’s South Africa’s Obama? Charlayne Hunter-Gault, The Root, 9 December 2008

Racial tensions Editor, The Witness, 8 December 2008

South Africans ‘not optimistic about the future’ Thembelilhe Tshabalala, Mail & Guardian, 5 December 2008

‘Optimism in SA down 40%’ SAPA, Pretoria News, 5 December 2008

What exactly is the true picture? SAPA, 5 December 2008

Race tensions a ticking time bomb – survey SAPA, 4 December 2008

Peaceful racial coexistence doubtful, says half of SA SAPA, Cape Times, 4 December 2008

S Africans less confident about peace in the land, Radio Islam, 4 December 2008

Hard times will strain our delicate order Jan Hofmeyr, Cape Times, 3 December 2008

SA less optimistic about economic prospects Chanel September, December 2008

South Africa: Trust in institutions takes a dive Hajra Omarjee, Business Day, 22 January 2008

Apartheid still causing racial divide in SA Alia Limbada, Voice of the Cape FM, 13 December 2006

The steady march to integration Jan Hofmeyr and Susan Brown, Cape Times, 7 December 2005

South Africa Ten Years On: A Difficult Lesson Simon Robinson, TIME Europe, 17 April 2005

Surprising shifts shown in race relations Zubeida Jaffer, Cape Times, 8 December 2004

Colours don’t run in the rainbow nation Caroline Hooper-Box, Cape Argus, 7 November 2004

South Africa Ten Years After Apartheid Jennifer Abrahamson, Slate, 8 April 2004

Whites in denial about new SA, says survey Pretoria News, 3 October 2000

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