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Re-Launch of the South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS)

07 September 2010
15:00 - 16:30

Date :

07 September 2010

Time :

15:00 – 16:30


The HSRC Seminar Series in collaboration with HSRC Press and the HSRC’s Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD) Research Programme cordially invite you to join us at the Re-launch of the South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS)


Over the last fifteen years, a multitude of national and sub-national studies have provided rich information about the characteristics of South African society. However, much less is known about how South Africans feel about their world and themselves. In response, the HSRC has been conducting the South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS) on an annual basis since 2003. The aim is to deepen our understanding of public attitudes, document how these have been changing, and determine the nature and extent of attitudinal differences across our diverse society. This seminar will reflect on the value of national and cross-national attitudinal data, provide an overview of the political, socio-economic and societal values of our citizens, and discuss important new developments in relation to the survey series.

Copies of the South African Social Attitudes 2nd Report: Reflections on the Age of Hope will be available for purchase.

The audio presentation from the seminar is available for download

Kindly RSVP by 1 September 2010


Cape Town: HSRC, 12th Floor, Plein Park Building (Opposite Revenue Office), Plein Street, Cape Town. Contact Vuyokazi Ngxubaza, Tel +27 (0) 21 466 8004, Fax (021) 461 0299, or Cell: +27 (0) 82 050 8453

Durban : First floor HSRC board room, 750 Francois Road, Ntuthuko Junction, Pods 5 and 6, Cato Manor, Contact Thandiwe Zungu, Tel +27 (0) 31 242 5400, cell: +27 (0) 83 359 3946 or

Pretoria: HSRC Video Conference, 1st floor HSRC Library Human Sciences Research Council, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria. Arlene Grossberg, Tel: +27 (0) 12 302 2811, e-mail: