As things stand, the DA is going to drop support again in the upcoming local government elections. It managed 27.02% in 2016, a high-water mark for party, but given its decline in 2019 (down by 1.46 percentage points from 22.23% in 2014 to 20.77%) — and a fundamental change to the electoral landscape (Jacob Zuma is gone) — it is highly unlikely to reach or breach its 2016 performance.

The numbers ..

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as articles from our international business news partners; ProfileData financial data; and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.



Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@businesslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now