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Born Frees positive about SA despite socio-economic challenges - TNS South Africa
Born Frees positive about SA despite socio-economic challenges

A new generation of South African voters stepped into the spotlight in 2014. Known as the 'Born Frees', this generation, making up 40% of the current total population in South Africa, was born after the end of apartheid in 1994 and has only known life under a democratic ANC leadership. The 2014 presidential elections that took place earlier this year presented the first opportunity for a potential 1.9-million Born Frees to cast their vote, with 34% of these registering to vote. With various opinions existing around the importance of these young people's vote, market research company TNS's Metro OmniChek survey sought to shed some light on their socio-political behaviour and perceptions.

Issued by TNS South Africa 2 Sep 2014 10:20

KPMG drives human and social services practice - KPMG South Africa
KPMG drives human and social services practice

Our country has experienced great changes since 1994. South Africa's social welfare system is one of the largest in the developing world, and has helped narrow the gap of income inequality, using world leading technological innovations. Social and cultural norms relating to violence against women and children are being challenged. The number of people living in formal homes, as opposed to informal settlements, has significantly increased. However, there is still a lot to do, and progress on many fronts will require all partners and stakeholders to take a long-term view, while being pragmatic in the short-term. The abilities of our institutions to manage change, build new capabilities, efficiently deliver programmes and services that meet the needs of citizens and communities, and drive economic growth will be key factors to our continued progress and success.

Issued by KPMG South Africa 7 Aug 2014 12:48

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