South African Elections

We are exactly a week from elections here in South Africa, and as political parties intensify their campaigns voters are gearing themselves up to vote for the party of their choice. We know that 48 parties will be contesting the 2019 elections. Now with observer missions already in South Africa, the Southern Africa observers have raised concerns saying they seek protection from the government fearing a flare up of xenophobic attacks. Meanwhile the international Relations Department has assured them that the elections will be free and fair.

We are joined by:

• Sy Mamabolo: Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of the Electoral Commission of South Africa

• Professor Susan Booysen: Political Analyst