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Undecided voters will be key as survey shows party loyalties are waning

According to an article on Business Live by Professor Collette Schulz-Herzenberg, undecided voters will be key to the election results as party loyalties wane. The latest SACS data found that only 55% of eligible voters feel close to a political party. Parties will be forced...

Citizen Surveys: How many white EFF supporters exist, and 11 other stats

Tom Head from The South African asks the question if anyone has caught election fever yet? This article is a "Citizen Surveys Guide" to all things ANC, DA and EFF. With the 2019 Elections nearing – possibly before next May – the interest over where each party’s support is...

Citizen Surveys: The direction of South Africa and economic conditions

In a recent article by Andile Sicetsha, originally published in The South African. He provides a grim look into how South Africans perceive the future of the country. All information used was taken from the South African Citizens Survey. Citizen Surveys has published a qualitative study,...

Survey: Julius Malema almost as popular as Mmusi Maimane

In a recent article by Luke Daniel, originally posted in The South African he mentions that  it looks like it's going to be a showdown between the Economic Freedom Fighters and the Democratic Alliance.   Julius Malema is nipping at the heels of Mmusi Maimane when it...

Cyril’s popularity has dropped, according to new survey

A recent article by Eric Naki originally published in The Citizen says that the president’s performance rating grew from 64% in the first quarter (Q1) to 68% in Q2 and dropped to 54% in the current quarter.   Ramaphoria is waning and South Africans’ perceptions of the...

Shifting ground and quicksand towards Election 2019

A recent article by Professor Susan Booysen originally published in the Daily Maverick  showed substantial improvements in public perceptions of  the ANC governments performance with Cyril Ramaphosa’s approval rating coming in close to 60%, compared with Zuma’s 24% of late 2017. Will the new political dynamics of early...

Survey shows Zuma and ANC’s mutual dance to the bottom

This recent article by Professor Bob Mattes originally published in The Conversation shows how Zuma's decrease in popularity brought the ANC's popularity down with him. Opinion polls in South Africa have clearly shown the sharp decline in citizens’ approval of Jacob Zuma’s performance as president over...

Cyril boosts ANC’s election prospects

A recent article by Yadhana Jadoo in The Citizen shows how having Cyril Ramaphosa as president will boost the ANC's chances of winning over popularity for the 2019 elections. The president’s popularity is bigger than that of the party, but if he fails to act decisively...

President Zuma’s Approval Rating Hits Lowest Point Yet

Over the past six months, South Africans have given President Jacob Zuma the worst performance ratings of any President since the advent of our country’s democracy. Only one-in-four South Africans (25%) believe Zuma is doing a good job, while over seven-in-ten (72%) said that he is...