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🗳️ 7 days to go - Election Special

May Day. The significance for Workers' Day in 2019 carry's the gravitas of a full day of electioneeri
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🗳️ 7 days to go - Election Special
By eNCA • Issue #177 • View online
May Day. The significance for Workers’ Day in 2019 carry’s the gravitas of a full day of electioneering. The rise of workers’ parties for the Elections on May 8 has brought into sharp focus their feeling of a lack of concentrated support for the working class. Today the voices of those workers, who have fought for decades to secure jobs and a fair wage, will be at the their loudest. According to MarkData poll data there are many South Africans still undecided and willing to hear. The question remains, are they willing to listen.

The economy is at centre-stage in the manifestos of all political parties, you can find those here, leading up to the 8 May election date with particular focus on matters involving radical economic transformation, land expropriation without compensation, affirmative action and structural reform.
National morale is low ahead of the elections and people are drifting away from the top two parties and towards the EFF, according to experts interpreting poll data.
The eNCA Election Bus’s last stop was Tshwane on Tuesday and it was rather insightful.
First stop was the informal settlement of Westford outside Danville where we spoke to both black and white residents who’ve lived there for more than 10 years - in what seems like a forgotten area. Despite living in shacks and tents, they tell us they are making it work for themselves.

In a series of sit down interviews with former presidents. eNCA anchor and political reporter Aldrin Sampear this week speaks to Thabo Mbeki about the state of Government, the troubles within the ANC and of course the land question. Does he agree with the way the ruling party is handling the situation?

Thabo Mbeki | The 1st Citizen | eNCA
While the national outcomes of this year’s general election has quickly become the public’s focal point, the provincial ballot promises to be closely contested. Battle lines are being drawn in hotly contested provinces such the Western Cape, the Northern Cape and Gauteng.
It’s Workers’ Day. But if you listen carefully to the tone and rhetoric of unions and Workers’ Parties, the distress call of “May Day” resonates with even more fervor and urgency than ever before. Perhaps it is the ushering in of a new man in charge of the ANC, a businessman and the expectation of being in touch with the global economic playbook and the hope of positioning South Africa’s “Good Story To Tell” somewhere in its pages. That story, chapters written and still to come, will be broadcast live today on eNCA and with coverage and analysis of the official Worker’s Day Rally, the EFF rally and the DA rally. All of this begins this morning, perhaps a good time to read up on the significance of Workers’ Day in South Africa?

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