South Africa gears up for a bruising election campaign

Dr Alexander Beresford, Lecturer in the Politics of African Development discusses the upcoming elections in South Africa in The Conversation.

Dr Beresford's article begins:

"South Africans will go to the polls on 7 May in what promises to be the country’s most interesting election since 1994. Commentators are already speculating (wildly, and without any reasonable evidence) that the African National Congress (ANC), which has won every previous election by a landslide, will see its support drop by some percentage, or this or that opposition party will at last make a breakthrough."