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30 March 2021

78% of South Africans will sacrifice select human rights to fight Covid – survey


Research director at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) Dr Benjamin Roberts talks to Lester Kiewit on The Midday Report about the latest survey.

He says it is an important milestone on which to reflect, both the sacrifices that people have made, but also the public’s continued willingness to do so. What we’re seeing from our survey, is that 78% – so a considerable majority – are saying they would be willing to sacrifice select human rights if it would help in the fight against the pandemic.

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