Here the most popular goals South Africans have set for 2020

South Africans have resolved to save money this year, according to the results of an online YouGov survey commissioned by YouTube.

According to the survey, 59% of South African adults have set this as a primary goal for 2020. To “eat healthier” (49%) and to “exercise more” (47%) are also important resolutions for adults in South Africa, showing South Africans’ significant interest in acquiring healthier habits.

Learning/improving a skill are also key resolutions for adults in South Africa, with 34% planning to “learn a skill for work” and 27% planning to “learn a new hobby”.

Of all South African adults who want to learn a skill for work or a hobby in 2020, 59% plan to improve business-related topics (e.g. project management, public speaking etc.) while a further 48% said they’d like to improve/learn about technology (e.g. coding).

Another popular area was self-care and self-development, which involves activities like meditation, mindfulness etc, with 54% of those surveyed saying this was an area they’d like to improve/learn or start in 2020.

Setting personal goals at the beginning of the year is an increasingly common tradition.

Survey data shows that 82% of South Africans have set resolutions for the new year before and, of these respondents, 69% managed to achieve their last set of New Year’s resolutions.


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Here the most popular goals South Africans have set for 2020