South Africans are becoming dissatisfied with the country’s leadership

A recent survey by Afrobarometer shows that South Africans are becoming increasingly demanding of the country’s democracy and leaders.

According to the survey, a smaller amount of South Africans prefer democracy than those of other “well-regarded” democratic countries.

The survey also shows that public discontent with government performance is even higher on key economic indicators.

CapeTalk’s Africa Melane (standing in for John Maytham) spoke to Rorisang Lekalake, Assistant Project Manager for Southern Africa at Afrobarometer.

Listen to the full conversation Below:

What we found when we compared South Africa with citizens of ten other countries is that citizens of those countries are becoming critical of their democracy.

Rorisang Lekalake, Assistant Project Manager for Southern Africa at Afrobarometer

What we are seeing is not necessarily condemnation of democracy but more of reflection of the declining performance of democracy.

Rorisang Lekalake, Assistant Project Manager for Southern Africa at Afrobarometer

What we are seeing is that there is gap where leaders and government have to do better to satisfy people’s demands for democracy.

Rorisang Lekalake, Assistant Project Manager for Southern Africa at Afrobarometer

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