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Vote 2024 – The South African National Elections

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DA rented a crowd to march in Riverlea, residents claim

DA rented a crowd to march in Riverlea, residents claim

The party’s leader, John Steenhuisen, said life is harder in Riverlea than it is in many war zones

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ANC is confident of Gauteng

ANC is confident of Gauteng

In-house studies show that the party could still get over half of the vote in the elections

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Baleka Mbete denies protecting Zuma during his presidency, calls him ‘crazy’

Baleka Mbete denies protecting Zuma during his presidency, calls him ‘crazy’

The former speaker of the National Assembly said she was doing her job at the time and, if needed, she would have protected FW de Klerk

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Flip-flopper? AbaThembu King Dalindyebo dons EFF regalia during Malema visit

Flip-flopper? AbaThembu King Dalindyebo dons EFF regalia during Malema visit

The king has previously stated his support for the ANC and the Democratic Alliance

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Ngcukayitobi: ANC should have listened to the Eastern Cape and suspended Zuma a long time ago

Ngcukayitobi: ANC should have listened to the Eastern Cape and suspended Zuma a long time ago

The provincial secretary said the people of the Eastern Cape had rejected Zuma and his new MK party ahead of the elections

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Mbeki to boost ANC Eastern Cape’s ambitious 80% election target

Mbeki to boost ANC Eastern Cape’s ambitious 80% election target

The party’s provincial secretary Lulama Ngcukayitobi believes that reaching this target and helping the party retain its national majority are high

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Mbalula mines eThekwini’s ‘fertile and productive’ voter districts

Mbalula mines eThekwini’s ‘fertile and productive’ voter districts

Promises of infrastructure, grants and electricity topped the ANC secretary general’s week in KwaZulu-Natal

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ANC campaign trail: Mantashe defends Mbalula’s luxury SUV, says his critics should ride to rallies on horses

ANC campaign trail: Mantashe defends Mbalula’s luxury SUV, says his critics should ride to rallies on horses

The national chairperson is campaigning in the far north of KwaZulu-Natal in a bid to save the party’s narrow majority in the province

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LISTEN | Songezo Zibi – Donors, not Steenhuisen’s DA, are the architects of the moonshot pact

LISTEN | Songezo Zibi – Donors, not Steenhuisen’s DA, are the architects of the moonshot pact

The leader of Rise Mzansi said the Democratic Alliance leader was not credible or capable of becoming South Africa’s president

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LISTEN | If voters compel us to work with the EFF we will, says IFP president Velenkosini Hlabisa

LISTEN | If voters compel us to work with the EFF we will, says IFP president Velenkosini Hlabisa

Velenkosini Hlabisa also defended the Ingonyama Trust Act, which he said had been beneficial to black people in KwaZulu-Natal

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WATCH | One-on-one interview with DA’s John Steenhuisen

WATCH | One-on-one interview with DA’s John Steenhuisen

DA leader, John Steenhusinen, sat down with the Mail & Guardian’s Lizeka Tandwa, for a one-on-one interview.

WATCH | Tessa Dooms and what voters need to know about South Africa’s 2024 elections

WATCH | Tessa Dooms and what voters need to know about South Africa’s 2024 elections

Analysts explain the changes to the voting system and peer into their crystal balls to predict possible outcomes

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WATCH | National election debate at Fort Hare – Navigating South Africa’s political crossroads

On 17 April 2024, the M&G, in partnership with the University of Fort Hare, held a debate featuring feature senior leaders from the country’s largest parties, making it a pivotal event in the lead-up to the elections.


Election Newsletters

Vote 2024 | The ANC campaign trail

Vote 2024 | The ANC campaign trail

We delve into the ANC’s campaign trail as we approach the 2024 elections, marking a critical juncture 30 years into South Africa’s democracy. We uncover the enduring patterns and shifts within the ANC and its opposition, providing a deeper insight into the ANC’s efforts to retain its dominance amidst evolving political climates.

Vote 2024 | Mbeki, Zuma and Eskom

Vote 2024 | Mbeki, Zuma and Eskom

Mbeki said it would be dishonest not to mention that some of the negative developments in the country’s governance over the 30 years of democracy were a result of negative actions by members of the ruling ANC.

Vote 2024 | 30 years of democracy

Vote 2024 | 30 years of democracy

The first democratic elections in 1994 were a major logistical and political feat, with nearly 20 million citizens casting their votes together for the first time over three days, beginning on 27 April.

Vote 2024 | National election debate at Fort Hare

Vote 2024 | National election debate at Fort Hare

As South Africa marks 30 years of democracy, this election debate at Fort Hare is more than just a discussion; it’s a pivotal moment for reflection, decision-making, and shaping the future of the nation.

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2024 Manifestos

Elections 2024: Interrogate manifestos instead of listening to lofty promises

Elections 2024: Interrogate manifestos instead of listening to lofty promises

The DG Murray Trust has identified 10 opportunities for change that are directed at breaking the intergenerational poverty and inequality deeply rooted in our country

Focus on jobs and borders as Mashaba launches ActionSA manifesto

Focus on jobs and borders as Mashaba launches ActionSA manifesto

Cabinet will be cut to a maximum of 20 posts and deputy minister positions done away with

‘Weak focus’ on climate, environment in election manifestos

‘Weak focus’ on climate, environment in election manifestos

Political parties are treating the issues as ‘peripheral’ concerns

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Big show of IFP muscle as party launches 2024 election manifesto

Big show of IFP muscle as party launches 2024 election manifesto

The IFP will reserve 80% of all jobs for South Africans and restrict foreign access to the small business sector


The Big Three Election Promises

Graphic Biz Manifestos

 


Thought Leader

Racial redress is essential for inclusive development

Racial redress is essential for inclusive development

It must be embedded in policies and strategies that restructure the economy

Elections 2024: Consider the climate when making your cross

Elections 2024: Consider the climate when making your cross

Climate change needs to be front and centre of party manifestos

Korner Talk | Burn, burn, burn: Steenhuisen’s ‘Sarafina’ moment

Korner Talk | Burn, burn, burn: Steenhuisen’s ‘Sarafina’ moment

The opposition party’s flag-burning advert has ignited much criticism

Voting for people who look like us: A tribalistic smudge on the democratic trophy

Voting for people who look like us: A tribalistic smudge on the democratic trophy

When will we forget about skin colour and select candidates based on qualities such as their skills, qualifications, morals and ability to grow the nation?

Who should you be voting for on May 29th?

Are you voting with your heart or your head?

Take our Party Policy Quiz to see if the party you think you should vote for aligns with your beliefs.