Motivations behind voting behaviour in South Africa

SOURCE: Electionsynopsis
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2004
TITLE AUTHOR(S): S.Rule
KEYWORDS: ELECTIONS, VOTERS, VOTING
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 2614
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/8016

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Abstract

Rule presents evidence from the 1999 elections suggesting that South Africans' voting behaviour is almost exclusively determined by race. Yet, paradoxically, when asked what informs their party choice, they strongly deny this. Does this then suggest that there exists a strong coincidence between parties' policies and priorities and racial identity? And will this pattern continue in the 2004 elections?