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Survey shows ignorance about big moments in South Africa's history -- like the Sharpeville massacre

By Benjamin Roberts, Research Director: Developmental, Capable and Ethical State (DCES) research division, and Coordinator of the South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS), Human Sciences Research Council
Gregory Houston, Chief Research Specialist, Human Sciences Research Council
Jare Struwig, Chief Research Manager, Human Sciences Research Council
Steven Gordon, Senior research specialist, Human Sciences Research Council
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The low levels of familiarity with key historical events indicate that there are serious shortcomings in the development of national collective memory in South Africa.

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