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:

Read More
State Security Agency appears to have spied on SABC employees illegally

State Security Agency appears to have spied on SABC employees illegally

Designated Judge Yvonne Mokgoro does not recall giving permission to SSA and SABC to tap employees phones.

[WATCH] Motlanthe ovation as he quotes Kathrada's call for Zuma to step down

[WATCH] Motlanthe ovation as he quotes Kathrada's call for Zuma to step down

As part of his eulogy, former president Kgalema Motlanthe read from a letter Kathrada wrote to President Jacob Zuma last year.

India: Uttar Pradesh's new Chief Minister faces criminal charges

India: Uttar Pradesh's new Chief Minister faces criminal charges

The appointment of Yogi Adityanath as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh has created controversy in the Indian state.

Pargo provides convenient pickup points for customers retail buys

Pargo provides convenient pickup points for customers retail buys

Pargo is one of the contestants of the 2017 CapeTalk Business Accelerators with Nedbank.

Pressure on Ghanaian government to clamp down on Illegal miners

Pressure on Ghanaian government to clamp down on Illegal miners

More than half of Ghana's water bodies have been polluted by illegal gold miners reports journalist Nana Boakye-Yiadom.

Fast food outlets insist their chicken is 100% local

Fast food outlets insist their chicken is 100% local

CapeTalk listeners want to know whether their favourite fast food outlets are sourcing chicken locally or from EU countries.

Popular articles
Why try to remove such an outstanding Minister? - Nick Binedell (Gibs)

Why try to remove such an outstanding Minister? - Nick Binedell (Gibs)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Gordon Institute of Business Science’s Professor Nick Binedell.

'Zuma will ensure Cabinet reshuffle doesn't look like Nene/Van Rooyen Part 2'

'Zuma will ensure Cabinet reshuffle doesn't look like Nene/Van Rooyen Part 2'

Analyst Nic Borain says it's unclear whether Zuma's decision to ask Gordhan to return home is related to a Cabinet reshuffle.

Analysis: Possible reasons why Gordhan ordered to return by Zuma

Analysis: Possible reasons why Gordhan ordered to return by Zuma

EWN Reporter Stephen Grootes looks at possible reasons why the President called Pravin Gordhan back into the country.

3 best investments in the world right now (by Mia Kruger)

3 best investments in the world right now (by Mia Kruger)

Hot tip alert! Mia Kruger of Kruger International Asset & Wealth Management shares her stock picks of the week on The Money Show.

President Zuma asks Gordhan and Mcebisi to return from overseas trip

President Zuma asks Gordhan and Mcebisi to return from overseas trip

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan confirms he was planning on returning early from an investor roadshow.

Department of Education irons out plans to decolonise English curriculum

Department of Education irons out plans to decolonise English curriculum

The Department of Basic Education wants the curriculum to include more contemporary literature.

William Kentridge (world-renowned South African artist) opens up about money

William Kentridge (world-renowned South African artist) opens up about money

Bruce Whitfield interviews one of our most beloved artists of all time about his money hopes, fears, successes, failures, etc.

5 advantages of leasing instead of owning a car (lower monthly payments!)

5 advantages of leasing instead of owning a car (lower monthly payments!)

Want (or need) a new car? Dale Scorer (a wealth manager at AlphaWealth) reckons you should consider leasing.