In just over a week, the #MomentOfTruth for the country’s political leaders will begin to take shape. That shape, a simple ‘X’ will give South Africans the power to decide who is in and who is out.
“The stakes have never been higher”. eNCA Political Editor and host of News Night, Vuyo Mvoko takes a moment to remind South African’s and politicians about the responsibility and power they will wield on 8 May.
eNCA, along with MarkData, have been running statistics around voter behaviour. Political parties have gone to great lengths, at great cost, to woo voters to come out to register to vote. But, registering is only part of what needs to happen. The question in this case is not should someone vote, but why register and then not bother?
You have probably heard of voter apathy yes? But how does the 18-19 year old who, before 2019 would have only stood in the voting line with their parents decide not to come out and vote? Dr. Sithembile Mbete, a political scientist, from the University of Pretoria and RW Johnson, political analyst and author were our expert guest on the “The Race” to answer just that…
The Race | Youth registration vs voting | 22 April 2019
eNCA Election Bus
Uveka Rangappa and the team head to Danville in Pretoria today. Before we tell what they are doing there, here’s Uveka with a reminder of where the #eNCAelectionbus has been. (Follow that # on Twitter BTW)
In the latest episode of #The1stCitizen, Aldrin Sampear sits down with former President Thabo Mbeki to discuss government and the ANC ahead of #Election2019. Part of that discussion looks at the issue of land restitution and land expropriation. Watch the preview here.