What do Voters Really Want?


In the last few weeks, contesting political parties have tirelessly campaigned, promising to provide improved basic services, affordable housing and jobs amongst others.

Political parties have experienced their respective ups and downs influencing voter confidence ahead of the polls. However, this local government election is providing South Africans the opportunity to elect new leadership, with the hopes of bringing about the change it communities and municipalities so desperately needs to see. So what do the voters really want?


  • Ebrahim Fakir, Director of programmes at the Auwal Socio-Economic Research Institute (ASRI)
  • Professor Joleen Steyn Kotze, Chief Research Specialist in Democracy and Citizenship at the Human Science Research Council

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