Financial stability. A new leader. These are your hopes for 2017

2017-01-04 09:46

Financial stability and a new, great president are among the greatest hopes for the new year, according to our readers.

Here are the results of a City Press poll conducted on Twitter.

While most of us seek financial stability (54%), a new president is also at the top of the list, coming in second at 29%.

The country managed to maintain its credit rating, after Standard & Poor’s kept the country’s sovereign credit rating unchanged at BBB-, one level above “junk” status earlier this month.

The ratings agency did, however, say that the country was “struggling”.

This has been a clear indicator of the country’s financial woes this year, with many struggling to maintain household expenses.

While racism also managed to top our news headlines, only nine percent of you voted for a racist-free society.

According to the crime statistics released in September, overall crime in South Africa decreased between 2015 and 2016, with 2.1 million crimes reported in the 12 months measured. Eight percent of respondents said they would like a mega drop in crime next year.

Avantika Seeth
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City Press
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