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,...

Zuma’s campaigning will hurt ANC at polls – survey

Eric Naki elaborates in The Citizen on how incorporating Zuma into the ANC’s campaign trail could affect the party at the polls on May 8th. This is according to our latest SACS data which indicates that over 50% of their supporters would be less likely...

Making sense of the ANC’s recent poll claims

Political commentator and writer, Clyde Ramalaine, unpacks on Voices360 that the ANC’s recent poll claims that state that its president Cyril Ramaphosa is more popular than the organization he leads. The South African Citizens Survey poll in its category of political party affinity and support...

CR moet sweep klap

In the lead up to SONA 2019, Philda Essop published an article in Beeld, Die Burger and Netwerk24 talking about President Cyril Ramaphosa’s approval rating and the public’s view on the direction of the country. Click on the link to read the full article here....

SA youth’s poll apathy

Erik Naki mentions in his recent article that a significant portion of those who won't register are aged between 18 and 34 years. Read his full article published in The Citizen here....