South African Reconciliation Barometer Survey: 2023 Report

As South Africa prepares to commemorate the National Day of Reconciliation on the 16th of December – as well as the hard-won Rugby World Cup holiday – the IJR proudly announces the release of the 2023 South African Reconciliation Barometer survey.

Origins of the Barometer

The Barometer was first conducted in 2003 and is among the longest-running IJR interventions, designed to measure public opinion in the years following South Africa’s transition to democracy and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) process.

Now in its 20th year, the Barometer has become a critical resource for civil society organisations, government, academics and researchers locally and worldwide. It has also inspired numerous other reconciliation barometers in a host of other post-conflict societies, and the IJR has partnered in developing peer projects in Sri Lanka and Rwanda.