Single title

Democratic Consolidation in South Africa: Comparing Elite and Public Values

by Hennie Kotzé

Policy Paper

The publication by Prof. Hennie Kotze' and Cindy Lee Steenekamp (Centre for International and Comparative Politics, University of Stellenbosch) entails the results of the latest round of the Elite Values Survey, which tracks the values of opinion-leaders in South Africa. The survey results provide crucial insights into the elite’s perceptions of democracy and delivery issues in South Africa. It also examines the level of congruence between the values and expectations of the mass public (measured by the World Values Survey) and those articulated by South Africa’s leaders in the form of policy outcomes.