PODCAST | Earth to ANC: avoid disappointment, lower your ...


PODCAST | Earth to ANC: avoid disappointment, lower your expectations

In this episode of ‘Podcasts from the Edge’, Peter Bruce talks to elections analyst Dawie Scholtz about the upcoming polls

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The last election Jacob Zuma fought as leader of the ANC was at local level in 2016. Then, the party’s support base collapsed to just over 54% nationally and set off a series of events that eventually saw him removed from office.

Listen now as razor-sharp independent elections analyst Dawie Scholtz (@DawieScholtz (https://twitter.com/DawieScholtz) on Twitter) tells Peter Bruce in this edition of Podcasts from the Edge that 54% at the 2021 local government elections on November 1 will be almost miraculous, so great has been the change in our political landscape.

Scholtz and Bruce test the DA’s battle to bring out its base, especially Afrikaans speakers, and the increasingly sophisticated strategising of the EFF as it tries to plug gaps in its constituency — women and the elderly...

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