By: Elnari Potgieter & Tiaan Meiring
Date of publication: 2015
A People’s State of the Nation Assessment 2017
The State of the Nation Address (SONA) delivered by the President at the annual opening of Parliament and focuses on current political and socio-economic state of the nation based on government assessments. There is a gap during SONA event in terms of the articulation of the views of the wider South African society. IJR’s People’s State of the Nation Assessment (PSONA) report seeks to fill this gap by collating the public opinion perceptions of ordinary South Africans, who were surveyed by the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) through the South African Reconciliation Barometer (SARB) and the Afrobarometer. The report focuses on four key areas: politics, the economy, society and international relations.