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Believe it, 'cause it's true. From hippies to security guards and convicts, there are some rather interesting smaller parties on the ballot.
For more on the 2014 elections, see our special report.
Tembani Mthinti's husband Dumisani was killed during the Marikana massacre in 2012. She lives in rural Eastern Cape.
Weekend 101 - April 10 2014
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The Nation editor and human rights lawyer arrested
Human Rights Watch reveals how migrant domestic workers in the UK are subjected to serious abuses, including forced labour and physical and psychological abuse.
Journalist Kwanele Sosibo chats to a woman in a village outside Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape, March 2014.