To vote - or not to vote?
"Policy makers would be well advised to register the degree of passivity and withdrawal that the elections might document. An article in the ‘City Press’ on 4 May predicted that the voter turn out might be with 46% the lowest since democratic elections take place. In 2009, 42% of the eligible voters either did not register or did not make use of their registered vote." writes Henning Melber directly from South Africa (pdf opens in new window).
Will ANC maintain a clear absolute majority of the votes? Former NAI research director Henning Melber is in Johannesburg and reports from a rather calm city during last days of campaigning. Read report about the election in South Africa by Henning Melber (pdf opens in new window).