The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation cordially invites you to the launch of its 2019 South African Reconciliation Barometer (SARB) Survey Report on the 12th of December 2019.

Conducted since 2003, the SARB Survey is the longest-running public opinion survey of its kind, which exclusively tracks processes of reconciliation and nation-building in South Africa. The survey probes the key factors, such as the distribution of power, political culture, apartheid’s legacy, race relations and broader socio-economic change process, which impact on how ordinary South Africans relate to each other, but also the institutions that frame these interactions.  This briefing marks the release of the 2019 survey results, gathered in July and August amongst a representative sample of South Africans across the length and breadth of the country.

How is a deteriorating economy impacting on social cohesion? How does corruption impact on people’s trust in government institutions? Are we making progress in reconciliation, or are South Africans drifting further apart? These are some of the questions that will be addressed in a briefing on the results, and a subsequent panel discussion between:

Ms Elnari Potgieter (Lead SARB Researcher)

Prof Rajen Govender (IJR Senior Research Fellow)

Dr Abraham Serote (Director: Social Cohesion at the Department of Arts and Culture)


We look forward to host you at the IJR for this briefing. Please RSVP with Ms Laverne Jacobs ( by the 9th of December 2019


Venue: Institute for Justice and Reconciliation

Address: 105 Hatfield Street, Gardens, Cape Town

Time: 09.30 – 11.00