SONA: Ramaphosa has to respond to our expectations and fears

By |2020-02-12T11:52:50+02:00Feb 12th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

The presidency, under Jacob Zuma, was the least trusted institution in 2017, while in 2019, under Ramaphosa, levels of public confidence in the presidency doubled, writes Mikhail Moosa This will be a tough year for South Africa. Our challenges are comparable to those that were faced in the wake of the democratic transition. But one key factor sets our [...]

Attitudes towards interracial marriages in South Africa

By |2017-07-05T10:59:22+02:00Jul 3rd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Intergroup marriages are considered an important measure of the dissolution of social and cultural barriers, therefore of social and cultural integration. Despite coming from different backgrounds, partners in intergroup (here interracial) marriages are likely to share some common values and aspirations. These elements are seen to be enabling of social cohesion in multicultural societies. Elnari Potgieter, Project Leader for the South Africa Reconciliation Barometer at IJR, further notes that attitudes towards interracial marriages are of importance when considering intergroup marriages as a measure of integration.

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