Confronting the "Triple Challenge" Findings on Poverty, Inequality and Unemployment from Afrobarometer Surveys in South Africa
"Unemployment, crime, and poverty were consistently cited as the top three national problems that government should address between 2000 and 2011. In 2011, the majority of respondents were optimistic about government’s ability to address unemployment (63%)and poverty (57%) by 2016. Opinion was split on the government’s ability to address crime/security. Approval ratings of government performance on alleviating poverty, unemployment and inequality declined between 2008 and 2011."