South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS)

Female participation in political formation reduces corruption and increases transparency

A United Nation Millennium Project report in 2005 justifies increasing the representation of women in political office, arguing that women in office are more likely to advocate for legislation and policy that will improve gender equality and benefit children and families. There is academic evidence to suggest that female participation in political formation reduces corruption and increases the transparency of decision-making bodies.

In the court of public opinion: attitudes towards the criminal courts

After two decades of democracy, do South Africans have confidence in our criminal courts? The courts require public support and institutional legitimacy if they are to function in a fair and effective manner. Benjamin Roberts, Steven Gordon, Jarè Struwig and Narnia Bohler-Muller examine public attitudes towards the courts to better understand how South Africans view this important civic institution.

After two decades of democracy, do South Africans have confidence in our criminal courts?
The courts require public support and institutional legitimacy if they are to function in a fair and effective manner. Benjamin Roberts, Steven Gordon, Jarè Struwig and Narnia Bohler-Muller examine public attitudes towards the courts to better understand how South Africans view this important civic institution.

DST commissioned the HSRC to do the monitoring and evaluation of the CSTP to see if it could be replicated in similar rural environments to ultimately inform policy development.

- See more at: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-may-2013/in-the-court-of-public-opinion-attitudes-towards-the-criminal-courts#sthash.t43hBPUG.dpuf

After two decades of democracy, do South Africans have confidence in our criminal courts?
The courts require public support and institutional legitimacy if they are to function in a fair and effective manner. Benjamin Roberts, Steven Gordon, Jarè Struwig and Narnia Bohler-Muller examine public attitudes towards the courts to better understand how South Africans view this important civic institution.

DST commissioned the HSRC to do the monitoring and evaluation of the CSTP to see if it could be replicated in similar rural environments to ultimately inform policy development.

- See more at: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-may-2013/in-the-court-of-public-opinion-attitudes-towards-the-criminal-courts#sthash.t43hBPUG.dpuf

Attitudes to South African trade unions

The South African organised labour movement is one of the most powerful and disciplined on the African continent. One of the central actors of the democratic struggle, South African trade unions continue to play a key role in the post-apartheid period. Steven Gordon, Benjamin Roberts and Jarè Struwig examine attitudes to trade unions, investigating how much confidence South Africans have in this important element of our civil society.

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