Do voters continue to believe that democracy can deliver improvements in their daily lives?
After the election rallies this past weekend, will voters turn out to cast their ballots on Wednesday? During the campaign, voters have expressed frustration and anger at the inadequate performance of elected representatives, and cynicism about the absence of political leaders from communities between elections. Will constituents’ unhappiness with their socio-economic circumstances and with local leadership affect electoral participation? Do voters continue to believe that democracy can deliver improvements in their daily lives?
- Read the opinion piece by Gary Pienaar, Mojalefa Dipholo, Jare Struwig, Steven Gordon and Ben Roberts - Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery Programme, Human Sciences Research Council