A poll conducted by eNCA and market research company Ipsos, shows who South Africans think is the best leader out of the three major political parties contesting the local municipal elections on Wednesday – 3 August.
Each leader is evaluated on a scale from 0 to 10, where 0 means that the respondent is totally against the person as a political leader and 10 means they are totally in favour of this leader.
The table below summarises the views of registered voters about the leaders of the three strongest political parties in the country.
The best leaders for South Africa
|Party||Leader||Average out of 10|
The scores for deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa are added, due to the important role he plays in the ANC campaign, Ipsos said.
The wishes of voters
Regardless of the outcome of the local government elections South Africans who are registered to vote want their local councils to focus on a few very key issues during the five-year term in office:
|Most important issues to focus on:||All issues mentioned||Most important issues|
|Development of infrastructure||47%||12%|
|Health (excl. HIV and AIDS)||27%||1%|
|HIV and AIDS||22%||1%|
The polls surveyed a demographically representative group of people made up of adults across all racial groups (majority black – 74%) between the ages of 18 and over 50, from low to middle income households.