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