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Heidi Swart worked as a social worker for five years. She shares her personal story as well as the pain and frustration of feeling helpless in the face of need.
From words like "Nkandla" to "coconut", see how ANC head of campaigns Malusi Gigaba reacts to the M&G's word association game.
The dark art of electioneering is tricky at best, but we've unearthed the magical checklist that guarantees victory – for one person at least.
While the public protector looks into allegations of state resources spent on electioneering, the ANC has blamed everyone else for Zuma being booed.
We visited the Mayixhale family in the Eastern Cape in 2004 and 2009 to find out how life has progressed between elections. This is their 2014 story.
ANC leadership campaigned in Soweto this week, listening to people's concerns and handing out free T-shirts. They were met with a mixed response.
Believe it, 'cause it's true. From hippies to security guards and convicts, there are some rather interesting smaller parties on the ballot.