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The economics of low voter turnouts

Sharon Wood (Business Maverick) writes about the economics of low voter turnouts and how, according to the 2019 Q1 South African Citizens Survey (SACS) data, South Africans are seemingly disassociating specific leaders from their respective parties. Voter fallout, particularly among youth voters, pose significant political and...

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,...

#Elections2019: ANC takes 2% dip in new citizen poll

Marvin Charles explains some of the insights from the latest Q1 South African Citizens Survey (SACS) data in the Cape Argus, including how load shedding has impacted upon the potential electoral performance of the ANC in the upcoming 8th May elections as well as how the EFF...

Stephen Grootes interview with Reza Omar regarding the SA voting dilemma

Reza Omar spoke to Stephen Grootes on SAfm Sunrise to explain some of the key Quarter 1 2019 South African Citizens Survey (SACS) insights, including how load shedding could affect voter behaviour, how issues at Eskom have resulted in an increased perception on corruption and...

Poll reveals some DA supporters prefer Zille over Maimane

Jason Felix mentions on EWN that the South African Citizens Survey shows more than half prefer former DA leader and current Western Cape Premier Helen Zille to him. CAPE TOWN - With six weeks before South Africans head to the polls, Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane's leadership...

Zille ‘groot bate vir DA in eleksie’

As featured in Die Burger, Netwerk24 and Beeld, Philda Essop writes about the latest SACS data which shows that, when comparing the two leaders (Maimane versus Zille) in February 2019, 52% of DA supporters (3.4-million) preferred Zille over Maimane while a much lower 30% (2-million)...