Despite South Africa’s classification as a ‘middle income’ economy, significant shares of the population continue to be characterised by high levels of poverty, unemployment, poor health, criminal victimisation and lack of services. Not only does South Africa rank among the world’s most unequal societies, but clear spatial clustering of deprived groups has produced visibly high levels of spatial inequality. This project is a collaboration between researchers from CASASP and the South African Human Sciences Research Council. Using data from the South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS) and the South African Index of Multiple Deprivation this ESRC Pathfinder research project aims to investigate whether citizens’ attitudes to inequality in South Africa are associated with their experience of inequality at the local level.
Further details about this project are available here.
This project aims to explore the ways in which deprivation and inequality are associated with high levels of crime in South Africa. An important part of this project will be collating crime data from the South African Police Service at small area level and spatially linking this to the South African Index of Multiple Deprivation. The project is being undertaken with the Centre for Criminology at the University of Oxford and is funded by the John Fell Fund.