Election poll tracker backs predictions of future coalitions in the metros

A new eNCA election tracker is coming up with some interesting forecasts for the upcoming municipal elections, tracking how the various parties are doing in the build up.

The new update shows the DA sitting on 35% in Johannesburg, with the ANC on 31% and the EFF on 9%. And it also suggests the DA is ahead in Tshwane and Nelson Mandela Bay.

Paul Berkowitz, director at Edgis, a data mapping company joins Stephen Grootes to discuss what goes into conducting reliable pre-election polls.

Berkowitz says it's more difficult than people think. The traditional door to door method is costly.

He says the eNCA poll is useful as it is produced weekly, and results can be tracked week by week.

But there are still about 25% in the metros concerned who have not plumped for either the DA, ANC or EFF, so they could be undecided. And that 25% is enough to push the DA or the ANC over the finish line.

Paul Berkowitz, Director at Edgis

Berkowitz predicts coalitions in the Nelson Mandela Bay and Tshwana constituencies.

Listen to the interview below:

Read More
New ride sharing app demonstrates an appetite for car pooling

New ride sharing app demonstrates an appetite for car pooling

The uGoMyWay app allows people to share lifts if they are going in the same direction.

More South Africans on social grants than those earning an income

More South Africans on social grants than those earning an income

According to SAIRR researcher Gerbrandt van Heerden the number of people receiving social grants has increased by 328% since 2001.

KZN ANC divided on party's top spot

KZN ANC divided on party's top spot

Kwazulu-Natal is seen as the key province to win in the party’s leadership battle.

DA could take Mbete's decision on review if she doesn't grant secret ballot

DA could take Mbete's decision on review if she doesn't grant secret ballot

DA Federal Leader, James Selfe says Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng's ruling was the right one and the party welcomes it.

'Gupta Paid Twitter' plot to spy on journos months in the making

'Gupta Paid Twitter' plot to spy on journos months in the making

Surveillance pics and smear allegations about Business Day and Financial Mail's Peter Bruce emerged on a pro-Gupta site on Monday.

ANC caucus will not vote against President  - ANC Chief Whip #SecretBallot

ANC caucus will not vote against President - ANC Chief Whip #SecretBallot

Jackson Mthembu says voting the President out of power is in the interest of the DA.

Popular articles
So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

Wits associate professor of economics Christopher Malikane speaks to Azania Mosaka about the term that is being bandied about.

Meet self-made millionaire (net worth – R400m!) property mogul Sisa Ngebulana

Meet self-made millionaire (net worth – R400m!) property mogul Sisa Ngebulana

How did Ngebulana build his empire? The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed him for his weekly “ShapeShifter” feature.

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

"Recognise that it’s not the end, it’s the beginning." Expert advise for school-leavers who want to improve their results.

Right now, these are the best shares to buy on the JSE (according to Adviceworx)

Right now, these are the best shares to buy on the JSE (according to Adviceworx)

Bruce Whitfield interviews a Portfolio Manager about what she believes are the hottest stocks right now.

'The university degree is dead'

'The university degree is dead'

Flux Trends founder Dion Chang gives five reasons why he believes getting a degree is past its sell by date.

5 advantages of leasing instead of owning a car (lower monthly payments!)

5 advantages of leasing instead of owning a car (lower monthly payments!)

Want (or need) a new car? Dale Scorer (a wealth manager at AlphaWealth) reckons you should consider leasing.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?