Ramaphosa’s positive poll: A signal to act on corruption?

Stephen Grootes explores Cyril Ramaphosa's favorability rating in this Daily Maverick piece.     President Cyril Ramaphosa’s strong 62% approval rating — high for a sitting national leader — is good news for a president under pressure from multiple political opponents. And yet, should he fail to act decisively against...

Reza Omar live on eNCA #SONA 2019

A big thank you to eNCA for hosting Reza Omar as your guest live from #SONA2019. Reza shared insights from the South African Citizens Survey (SACS) data indicating how South Africans are feeling about the problems facing the country today. Watch the interviews here: https://vimeo.com/344030980   https://vimeo.com/343640786   https://vimeo.com/343640963...

Reza Omar live on eNCA #SAelections2019

Reza Omar was live from the IEC Western Cape Results Centre on the 9 and 10 May 2019 with eNCA to speak to the 17% of undecided voters in the Western Cape. #SAElections2019 . Watch all five interviews here:   First Interview: https://vimeo.com/337464969 Second Interview: https://vimeo.com/337465299 Third Interview: https://vimeo.com/337466586 Fourth Interview: https://vimeo.com/337467018 Fifth Interview: https://vimeo.com/337468251  ...

Failure to win over youth voters could put SA economy at risk

Sharon Wood’s article in Business Maverick explains that political parties and South Africa have a major challenge as voters gear themselves up to go — or not to go — to the polls on Wednesday 8 May. It’s the perception that none of the political parties...

Young South Africans Chafe Under the Party Mandela Built

The Wall Street Journal writes that millions of young black voters born after the end of apartheid have known little but poverty and marginalization following years of ANC governance   A quarter-century after Nelson Mandela became this nation’s first black president, his African National Congress is struggling...

Over 2 million voters still undecided, say CT-based researchers

Andisiwe Makinana mentions in this TimesLive article that the country’s 2.2 million undecided voters will be swayed by political party and political leader preferences, how those parties plan to solve priority issues, and perceptions on who is to blame for the Eskom crisis. The country’s 2.2 million undecided...

It’s the Unemployment, Stupid

Stephen Grootes’ column in Daily Maverick  explains that South Africa has a depressingly high rate of unemployment, and yet it has hardly featured as an issue in the 2019 election campaigns. This while more than half the country’s young people are unemployed, and probably unemployable,...