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Bi-Weekly Social Listening Updates & Recommendations for Electoral Engagement #2

The Centre for Analytics and Behavioural Change drew on five barriers analysing voter abstention to research the online elections conversation. These barriers include: personal and administrative barriers, political alignment, disillusionment with politics and performance evaluations. The conversation included debates on whether voting the ANC out would rid the country of corruption and by extension loadshedding; …

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Bi-Weekly Social Listening Updates & Recommendations for Electoral Engagement

The CABC’s snapshot of the conversation from 31 December to 30 January 2024, comprised nearly 500,000 mentions. The conversation was primarily retweet driven in this period, with 395,000+ recorded mentions or 83% of the conversation classed as retweets. This indicates a preference for the sharing of content from select voices, rather than the production of …

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GBV and Misogyny Social Media Analytics Report 8: Organisational Author Analysis

Report 8 in our series of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Misogyny social media analytics reporting analyses the followership and engagement metrics garnered by 20 organisational accounts in the GBV space, as well as the share of followership and engagement across diverse social media platforms. The report concludes by highlighting sample posts shared by the assessed …

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GBV and Misogyny Social Media Analytics Report 7

Report 7 in our series of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Misogyny social media analytics reporting unpacks online conversation during November and the 16 Days of Activism period. The 16 Days of Activism section focused on organisational campaigns as well as general trends in the conversation around that time. The individual expressions section focused on highlighting …

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Promoting Democracy and an Equitable Society

This report, the seventh in the “Promoting Democracy and an Equitable Society” report series with a focus on immigrants in South Africa, examines the role of political leaders in the narrative about migrants. The findings shed light on the dynamics of the online conversation regarding immigrants in South Africa, encompassing user engagement, influential accounts, prevalent …

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heCareZA Social Media Analytics Report 6

The 6th heCareZA report unpacks two areas within online conversation about gender and misogyny during the month of September. The macro themes section, focused on the highest traction content during the month, delves into perceptions toward spousal support and perceived gender hypocrisies as well as female submission and fatherhood. The individual expressions section focused on …

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Xenophobia Social Media Analytics Report 6

This report is part of a series of reports funded by the European Union (EU) as part of the Centre for Analytics and Behavioural Change’s (CABC) programme focusing on xenophobia. The report offers a category analysis, with the combined categories of ‘police’, ‘home affairs’, ‘media’, and ‘civil society’ accounting for 13% of the overall conversation. …

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Beyond Borders report

The Centre for Analytics and Behavioural Change’s Beyond Borders report provides a three-year overview of xenophobia in South Africa. It reveals that proponents of the anti-immigrant narrative employ tactics like mis- and disinformation, exaggerated statistics, and scapegoating of social issues onto foreign nationals to sustain their messaging and stoke xenophobia online. Some political parties have …

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