Your elections dose: 'Shock polls', chaotic land grabs and heartache

2019-04-30 18:15
Politics,Politicians,Government,The Media,Editoria
ANC supporters with a post of EFF leader Julius Malema in the background. (Gallo Images)

As the elections race hots up, research surveys and party polls are causing a frenzy, while a tough life in a tent is encouraging one woman to cast her ballot albeit with a heavy heart.

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The top 10 countries with the most South African voters

South African citizens abroad cast their votes on South Africa's Freedom Day at high commissions, embassies and consulates-general around the world, and most were located in London.

Elections 2019: ANC support dips below 50%, according to latest IRR poll

The DA's majority in the Western Cape is under threat, the ANC is losing more support in Gauteng, and the EFF is on a growth path nationally. These are some of the key findings contained in the the Criterion Report, a quarterly market research survey conducted by the Institute of Race Relations into voter preferences, attitudes and the South African political landscape.

Dawie Scholtz: The IRR's bombshell election poll results are mind-blowing

The latest polling numbers by the Institute of Race Relations have delivered a bombshell, with the think-tank's research showing the governing party could be in danger of losing its outright majority.

"If these numbers hold true South Africa will be in for a major shock next week" - Dawie Scholtz

Gauteng: 'Astounding numbers' from DA internal polling shows the party is closing the gap on the ANC

The DA has moved to within six percentage points of the ANC in Gauteng, with the governing party’s decline in the country’s economic heartland seemingly continuing despite a concerted effort to win back lost voters, according to the DA's internal polling.

Land grabs 'will never be allowed' in SA - Ramaphosa

South Africa would never experience chaotic land grabs, despite simmering tensions over government's land reform programme, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday night. Ramaphosa was addressing a gathering in Lynnwood, Pretoria, as part of the ANC's campaign ahead of the general election on May 8.

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