5 Feb South African National Elections

The South African Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has indicated that the national elections will take place in May 2019. Addressing a press conference, IEC chairperson, Glen Mashinini said the official date will be confirmed by President Ramaphosa closer to the time. As political parties start campaigning for the elections, what has been evident with the major political parties such as the African National Congress and the Democratic Alliance is the tensions within their political parties, meanwhile new political parties have registered to compete for seats in parliament.

To help us look at how campaigning is going so far, we are joined on the line by:

1. Zohra Dawood Director Centre for Unity in Diversity

2. Grant Masterson Senior Manager Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA) (studio)
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