Jobs, employment and the economy are the top priority for voters in the country, according to the latest poll by Institute for Race Relations (IRR).
Africa Melane spoke to senior market analyst at IG Shaun Murison about whether political parties have realised this trend.
Murison says the ANC has said it will create new and decent jobs while the DA looks to push policy certainty in the markets.
The EFF looks like the land is first on their agenda and then jobs. It is our land and jobs now.— Shaun Murison, Senior market analyst - IG
Jobs and employment are important in the economy.— Shaun Murison, Senior market analyst - IG
The South African markets and the JSE seem to be stable ahead of the upcoming elections, despite business having issues with growth, high unemployment rates and rising living costs such as petrol.
There is a lot of investments sitting on the sidelines waiting for the actual outcome. President (Cyril) Ramaphosa is quite popular.— Shaun Murison, Senior market analyst - IG
Listen to the full interview below...