Which of the smaller parties are likely to keep their seats in Parliament?
With 13 political parties currently in Parliament, which of the smaller parties is likely to remain?
Elections over the years have seen parties such as the Azanian People's Organisation lose a seat at national level in 2014.
University of the Western Cape (UWC) associate professor Cherrel Africa says a lot depends on what has been happening since the last election.
She says some of the smaller parties that will likely be safe are those that have made a legislative difference.
I am thinking for example of the UDM or the ACDP which has introduced this paternity bill.Cherrel Africa, Associate professor - University of Western Cape
Those parties that have some kind of a structure or have been contested, they woud sand a better chance than those very new parties.Cherrel Africa, Associate professor - University of Western Cape
She says while there is the notion that South Africans are spoilt for choice as this is the most contested elections, she does not agree.
Yes we are more parties but that doesn't mean that people feel that they have better choices.Cherrel Africa, Associate professor - University of Western Cape
Africa believes Patricia de Lille's party GOOD may get a seat.
She certainly has a track record and she is a recognisable political leader. I would suspect that she will probably get enough to get a seat at national level but of course the question will be what happens at provincial level. I think she would be different to the numerous other parties which are newly emerged.Cherrel Africa, Associate professor - University of Western Cape
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