seminar: behind the numbers- SA’s local election results

The 2016 local government election has been described as a ‘game-changer’. The ANC’s support has dropped below the psychological mark of 60% and the DA has made important inroads, with the EFF playing kingmaker in key metros. But beneath the ‘spin’, what do the numbers actually reflect about electoral participation, the DA’s showing in traditional ANC strongholds and the so-called urban-rural divide in SA politics? In addition, what conclusion can we draw from these results regarding the 2019 election and specifically what are the implications for the ANC and our future governance trajectory?

Chair: Judith February, Consultant, ISS


Dr Collette Shulz-Herzenberg: Lecturer (Politics) Stellenbosch University

Prof. William Gumede: Political commentator, author & chair Democracy Works Foundation

Date: Thurs, 1 September 2016

Time: 17h30-19h00

Venue: 6 Spin Street, Cape Town


Helen Chanda
Phone: +27 12 346 9500


Judith February

This seminar is hosted in partnership with  Democracy Works Foundation and Goedgedacht Forum.

This event is made possible with support from the Hanns Seidel Foundation. The ISS is also grateful for support from the following members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the Hanns Seidel Foundation and the governments of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the USA.


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