Challenges to the Single-Party Dominance of the African National Congress: Lessons from Kwazakhele
African Studies | Comparative Politics
This article explores the challenges to the African National Congress (ANC) in its traditional stronghold of the Port Elizabeth workingclass township of Kwazakhele. The authors argue that this area has been the embodiment of singleparty dominance for decades. Using exit polling and a postelection survey, the article details the challenges to the ANC from both reduced voter turnout and rising support for the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). The article concludes that the end of the ANC dominance in Kwazakhele in coming elections is possible but is not a foregone conclusion.
Prevost, Gary and Cherry, Janet, "Challenges to the Single-Party Dominance of the African National Congress: Lessons from Kwazakhele" (2020). Political Science Faculty Publications. 68.
Published in the Journal of African Elections (Volume 19, Number 2 2020).