Marius Roodt

Marius Roodt is currently Head of Campaigns at the IRR. This is his second stint at the Institute, having returned after spells working at the Centre for Development and Enterprise and a Johannesburg-based management consultancy. He has also previously worked as a journalist, an analyst for a number of foreign governments, and spent most of 2005 and 2006 driving a scooter around London. Roodt holds an honours degree from the Rand Afrikaans University (now the University of Johannesburg) and an MA in Political Studies from the University of the Witwatersrand.
What is an African?
by Marius Roodt — last modified Jul 12, 2019 10:03 PM
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Jul 13, 2019

'It’s my home, it’s where I live, it’s where I belong; I didn’t choose to be here, I was born. I might seem out of place here, but everything I hold dear is under the African sun!'

Will the DA repeat the fatal mistake?
by Marius Roodt — last modified Jun 04, 2019 09:14 AM
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Jun 04, 2019

If, like the doomed United Party (UP), the Democratic Alliance (DA) fails to provide a clear alternative in voters’ minds, its electoral decline is inevitable.

What do the metro results tell us?
by Marius Roodt — last modified May 17, 2019 10:18 PM
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May 18, 2019

Continuing migration to the cities is set to have profound effects on South Africa’s future – not least in election outcomes.


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