City support programme: a survey of citizen engagement: 2013: tabulation report

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- client
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2014
TITLE AUTHOR(S): J.Struwig, B.Roberts, M.Ngungu, S.Gordon
KEYWORDS: CITIZEN PARTICIPATION
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD), Education and Skills Development (ESD)
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 8177

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Abstract

The City Support Programme project is an initiative of National Treasury to address spatial inequalities and development challenges at the city level. In collaboration with key government departments, the project aims to harness human, financial and institutional capacity to improve planning, implementation and innovation in order to ensure that cities are more inclusive and liveable, productive, and environmentally, financially and economically efficient, while also being resilient to change. This project covers areas of governance relating to citizen engagement, counter corruption in the metros as well as social and environmental management. In this project, determining public attitudes on these issues were important since they reflected the beliefs, desires, fears and preferences of citizens. One part of the project entailed the use of the South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS, www.hsrc.ac.za/sasas) to determine public perceptions regarding citizen engagement issues. National results from the survey as well as cross tabulations with key variables are presented in this report.