THE SOUTH AFRICAN POLITICAL LANDSCAPE AFTER THE 2019 ELECTIONS
Jan-Jan Joubert, journalist
The 2019 national and provincial elections have come and gone. The EFF and FF Plus are the only two major national parties to have made substantial gains. The EFF, contesting its second general election, registered the biggest increases, growing by 4.44 percentage points on the national vote. The DA garnered 470 396 fewer votes than it did ten years ago, and ANC support dropped by over a million votes in the same period. What do the numbers tell us as 2020 dawns? Political journalist Jan-Jan Joubert discusses the trends and the issues.