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Elections

The big story: The final countdown

Today you’ll be choosing your local government leaders! So, in our final pre-election explainer, we want to talk about coalitions. 🤝 The last local government elections in 2016 saw shock losses for the ANC in major cities, while opposition parties banded together to keep the ruling party out.  The DA coalesced with smaller parties to …

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Our take: South Africa is in your hands

Following last week’s riots, it’s been disheartening to watch our government leaders this week. Instead of making up for failing to anticipate the looting or responding quickly, key government leaders have dissolved into petty fights, blame-shifting or disagreeing on a basic definition of what happened. (The president says it was an insurrection, his defence minister …

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This overlooked items of news may show which way the election will swing

What’s news? Amongst all the talk about Eskom and all the other political drama taking place nationally, a barely-reported but very significant thing happened in two key by-elections on Thursday. In the Western Cape, the DA lost a ward in Knysna, one of its traditional support bases, while the ANC held on to seven wards …

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