Race relations

A complex picture of race relations emerges at the level of the city-region where survey data suggests that many residents lack confidence in other races, whether black, white, coloured or Indian. Positively, the graphs below show that strongly held attitudes of distrust weakened between 2009 and 2011. Yet, the same graphs show perceptions of mistrust are high and suggest that the state of race relations could still be a threat to the social fabric of the city-region which is also challenged by other forms of intolerance including xenophobia and gender based violence.

Blacks and whites will never trust each other