Analysing South Africa's 2014 election results


This policy brief interrogates the South African 2014 national and provincial elections results, focusing on the implications of the results for the three largest political parties: the African National Congress (ANC), the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).

There is specific focus on the national outcome, the outcome of the Gauteng provincial contest, and a speculative look forward to the 2016 local government election races for the City of Johannesburg, Tshwane and the Nelson Mandela Bay metropolitan municipalities.

About the author

Jonathan Faull is an independent political and public policy analyst based in Washington, D.C. He has worked extensively in and around South African politics for much of the past 15 years. Faull holds degrees in political theory and economics from the University of Cape Town, and a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University.

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