'Election outcome won't radically affect SA'
In a public debate on the upcoming election, academics agree the outcome won’t radically affect SA.
CAPE TOWN - Several respected academics said they don't believe the upcoming elections will set South Africa on a radically different political path to what it's on now.
The academics engaged in a public debate on 2014 general elections at the Centre for Conflict Resolution in Cape Town on Wednesday night.
Professor Steven Friedman said the ruling party has engaged in rhetoric for far too long.
With elections just weeks away, Friedman believes voters will make up their minds just a few days before casting their ballots.
Academics agree newcomers on the political scene, like Agang SA and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) aren't going to make a significant ripple the in the ruling party's sea of support.