Populism has SA in its grip left, right and centre

10 May 2019 - 08:00 By GRAEME HOSKEN
South Africans waving the nation's flag.
South Africans waving the nation's flag.
Image: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

A global poll suggests political populism is on the rise in SA, but local experts say it is not as simple as that.  

They were responding to a global survey of 25,000 people in 19 countries, which revealed that of the South Africans polled, 39% held populist political views, with Brazil leading the rankings at 42%.

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