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Attitudes towards parties, elections and the IEC in South Africa

30 Oct 2018 South Africa
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Findings from Afrobarometer Round 7 survey in South Africa in 2018.

At a glance

Party support in South Africa: The ANC has a majority vote in the Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and North West, while DA has a majority in Western Cape.

The non-partisan voter: Majority of non-partisans are in urban areas, youth, with a secondary or post-secondary education. A third reside in Gauteng.

Attitudes towards elections in South Africa: Majority of South Africans accept current electoral systems as the best option despite loss of trust in IEC

Willingness to give up elections for services: Almost two-thirds willing to give up regular elections in favour of security, jobs and houses.