9 Apr Upcoming South African Elections

With just under a month left before the South African elections, voters are confronted with the serious challenge of processing larger quantities of information than has ever been the case before. More people have access to mobile phones and information traffic has increased across society. The increased number of political parties competing in the elections also increases information traffic. According to the Electoral Commission's tally, there are 48 parties competing in the forthcoming elections. This is 19 more than recorded in the 2014 elections. If it was confusing for voters to decide which party to vote for in 2014, imagine what it's like now with 19 more choices added to the picture. Now today on the show we look at the minority parties in parliament that have existed for a while but have relatively remained unchanged.

We are in conversation with the following parties:

• Mkhuleko Hlengwa Spokesperson & Member of Parliament Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP)

• Dr Petrus Groenewald Leader Freedom Front Plus (FF+)
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