12. What are the impediments to social cohesion (real or perceived)?

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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.