Thursday, December 13, 2012
Eighteen years after the end of white rule, 43.5% of South Africans rarely or never speak to someone of another race
Little more than a quarter (27.4%) of South Africans interact with a person of another race always or often on ordinary weekdays, while 25.9% do so sometimes. Less than one in five (17.8%) South Africans always or often socialize with people of other races in their homes or in the homes of friends. A further 21.6% do so sometimes, and more than half (56.6%) rarely or never socialize across race lines. In 2012, 41.4% agree that they find the ways and customs of people of other race groups difficult to understand.