Dislike for foreigners on the rise – survey

2010-05-27 10:24

A survey released today revealed that Gauteng residents were united

on one issue – disliking foreigners.


Executive director of the Gauteng City Region Observatory (GCRO),

Prof David Everatt, said: “What do we all agree on? We hate foreigners. If the

attitudes of xenophobia remain, we have a problem.”


He was speaking at the release of a GCRO survey into the quality of

life in Gauteng which was conducted among 6636 residents.


It showed that 69% of residents agreed or strongly agreed with the

statement that “foreigners are taking benefits meant for South Africans”.


Everatt said 75% of people with no education and 73% of people with

tertiary education agreed with the statement.


The GCRO is a think tank that was created by the Gauteng provincial

government in partnership with the universities of Johannesburg and the

Witwatersrand.

 

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