Only 3 weeks to go to #elections2016, and ANC supporters may be undecided

In three weeks time South Africans will be going to the polls to vote in the local government elections.

Campaign poster's are up on poles, door to door campaigns are underway, and party manifestos have been launched. But what can South Africans expect in the upcoming elections?

Lack of service delivery has caused some communities to declare they will boycott the election and have sworn to disrupt the voting process on 3 August.

CapeTalk's John Maytham spoke to Professor Steven Friedman, Political Analyst at the Centre for the Study of Democracy, about his predictions for elections 2016.

I am not convinced that campaigning at this moment will change people's minds much. I think the story of this campaign, is that many traditional ANC voters, have not made up their minds.

Professor Steven Friedman, Political Analyst at the Centre for the Study of Democracy

Friedman says that ANC voters are currently struggling between their traditional loyalty to the party, and what is currently happening.

He says campaigning doesn't make any huge impact in convincing people to vote for a particular party. People make decisions through talking to friends and having discussions around current happenings, he says

Politicians are likely to assume that they sway people, than in reality

Professor Steven Friedman, Political Analyst at the Centre for the Study of Democracy

Friedman says the EFF have not been campaigning a whole lot more like other parties such as DA and ANC.

He says in previous elections it was easier to predict outcomes at the polls in the few months leading up to elections. But that's not the case this year, because he believes there are a lot of ANC supporters who are undecided.

I remain a bit skeptical that the ANC is not going to be the bigger party in Johannesburg and Tshwane particularly

Professor Steven Friedman, Political Analyst at the Centre for the Study of Democracy

Listen to the full conversation below:

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