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Mikhail Moosa | To improve vaccine uptake, take the vaccine to the people

Mikhail Moosa argues two recent surveys showed there is support for vaccination, but there needs to be an improved supply of Covid-19 vaccines to rural and township areas and a targeted approach to reaching older South Africans. Scepticism of vaccines is as old as vaccination itself. When the British government introduced mandatory smallpox vaccination in the 19th century, sceptics [...]

Sep 13th, 2021|

JOB DESCRIPTION Communications Coordinator, Southern Africa

Role Communications Coordinator, Southern Africa Responsible for The Communications Coordinator, Southern Africa, works closely with the Head of Communications in driving publicity and managing communications of Afrobarometer National Partners      in the Southern African region Location South Africa Reports to Head of Communications, and indirectly to the Research and Policy Director at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR)   [...]

Sep 3rd, 2021|

PAREN AUTJP Monitor Call for Articles

INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE AND RECONCILIATION (IJR) PAN-AFRICAN RECONCILIATION NETWORK (PAREN) AFRICAN UNION TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE MONITOR (AUTJP MONITOR) Call for Articles 1.Background and Context: The African Union Transitional Justice Policy (AUTJP), adopted in February 2019, emphasises the important role played by non-state actors and civil society organisations as key partners with government and inter-governmental actors, in the promotion of transitional [...]

Aug 25th, 2021|

Opinionista • Tim Murithi • 23 August 2021 Afghanistan: Building peace and nationhood after centuries of military adventurism in the graveyard of empires

The Afghanistan crisis suggests that the global narrative needs to change insofar as how the international system enables countries to emerge out of conflict and build inclusive societies. Neither peacebuilding nor nation-building occurs through the barrel of a gun pointed at the so-called recipients   The devastating images of Afghanis clinging to a US Air Force plane as it [...]

Aug 24th, 2021|

South Africans unsure of safety of COVID-19 vaccines; many unlikely to get vaccinated

Seven in 10 South Africans have little or no trust in the government’s ability to ensure that COVID-19 vaccines are safe, a new Afrobarometer survey shows. A majority of South Africans say they are unlikely to try to get vaccinated. Close to half believe prayer is more effective than a vaccine in preventing COVID-19 infection.

Jul 28th, 2021|

South Africans see postponing elections, using security forces to enforce lockdown as justified during COVID-19 pandemic

Seven in 10 South Africans have little or no trust in the government’s ability to ensure that COVID-19 vaccines are safe, a new Afrobarometer survey shows. A majority of South Africans say they are unlikely to try to get vaccinated. Close to half believe prayer is more effective than a vaccine in preventing COVID-19 infection.

Jul 28th, 2021|

Latest Publications


Afrobarometer Dispatch No. 474

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Afrobarometer Dispatch No. 467

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IJR Policy Brief 30: State of the nation

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SA Reconciliation Barometer 2019

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IJR Policy Brief 27: News in the COVID-19 crisis

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