Acta Universitatis Danubius. Administratio, Vol 9, No 1 (2017)

Politics of party systems and electoral behaviour in South Africa: A diagnosis

Toyin Cotties Adetiba


In politics, the assumptions is that voter rationally, choose parties that best represent their interest or policy references; particularly in a multiparty system. Characterized by one dominant party, South Africa's political environment is often heated up owing to the politics behind the party system thus casting doubt on its ability to maitain a sustainable political system. Using interpretitive method, the paper concludes that South Africa's goal of national integration where justice, equity and the rule of law operate may be place on the slaughter slab of a few political actors, if the nitty-gritty of the conutry's democratic consolidation, is not address adequately in a holistic approach by the government and leaders of the respective political parties.


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