12. What are the impediments to social cohesion (real or perceived)?
These have been clearly defined and revolve around the following:
- Economic Inequality
- Spatial Division
- Social Interaction Cooperation & Solidarity
- Prejudice & Discrimination
- National Identity & Unity.
Poverty, unemployment, slow economic growth, uneven access to quality education, crime, racism, tribalism, xenophobia and many more not only are projections of the cited impediments but factors that inhibit progress to a socially cohesive South African society.