EPISODE 4 : Electoral Politics

Next year, South Africans are supposed to go to the polls to vote in the local government elections. As those elections draw closer, it’s safe to say that the initial unity of purpose around the pandemic between the ruling party and those in opposition has started to unravel. How will the pandemic change our party political landscape in years to come? Joining John Perlman to discuss this are, Dr Sithembile Mbete senior lecturer in the department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria and Professor Richard Calland, associate professor in Public Law at the University of Cape Town.