What influences political party preferences of South African voters in the run up to the 2019 elections?


What influences political party preferences of South African voters in the run up to the 2019 elections?


Publishing Date: 9/5/2018 11:00 AM

The Centre for Social Development in Africa (CSDA) at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) invites you to a presentation followed by a discussion on:

What influences political party preferences of South African voters in the run up to the 2019 elections?

  • Is there a shift away from party loyalty and identification in voter preferences?
  • Do socio-economic rights implementation, governance and corruption matter to South African voters?

The CSDA embarked on a three-year study to monitor the impact of socio-economic rights implementation on voter preferences in the run up to the 2019 national elections.  Join us for the release of the results based on a national sample of 4000 potential voters surveyed in 2017 by IPSOS on our behalf. This release is the first of three waves of research. The second wave will be collected in October 2018 and the third after the elections in 2019. 

The study investigates the role of socio-economic rights delivery, issues of governance and the perception of corruption on voter choice.  We compare voter preferences for social grant beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries and for men and women. We also explore whether fears that beneficiaries would lose their grants if they voted for another party is likely to influence their choice.       

Finally, we address the question as to whether there is a shift away from party loyalty and party identification as the main factor influencing voter preferences.

Presentation Team:

  • Professor Leila Patel, CSDA Director and SARCHi Chair in Welfare and Social Development
  • Professor Yolanda Sadie, UJ Professor of Politics
  • Megan Bryer, CSDA Researcher

 

DATE: Tuesday 2 October 2018

VENUE: School of Tourism and Hospitality , Conference Room 1, University of Johannesburg, Bunting Road Campus, Auckland Park 

TIME: 13:00 for 14:00 (ends at 16:00)

RSVP: commsintern@uj.ac.za

‚ÄčProf Leila Patel

Prof Leila Patel

Prof Yolanda Sadie 

Prof Yolanda Sadie

Me Megan Bryer 

Me Megan Bryer