Previous Polls

27 Mar

With confirmation from government that convicted rapist and murderer Thabo Bester escaped from prison last May and is currently on the run, what is your view of SA's justice system?
The justice system is overwhelmed
16% - 5 votes
It's a joke
9% - 3 votes
Corruption is destroying SA
75% - 24 votes

04 Mar

ANC secretary-general Fikile Mbalula stated the ANC served court papers on Eskom and its former CEO, Andre de Ruyter, after his allegations of the involvement of senior ANC members in corruption at the power utility. Was the ruling party's move warranted?
19% - 181 votes
81% - 770 votes

22 Feb

What should Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana do to help South Africans deal with the rising cost of living?
Absorb most of Eskom’s debt
27% - 64 votes
Lower interest rates
66% - 158 votes
Continue with SRD grants
7% - 16 votes

14 Feb

The recent deaths of rapper AKA and Tebello “Tibz” Motsoane highlight that SA is facing an uphill battle with gun violence. How can the nation curb this?
Tighten gun laws
26% - 84 votes
Better policing
74% - 240 votes

07 Feb

On Thursday, President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver the state of the nation address. What do you think his focus should be?
Load shedding
60% - 94 votes
10% - 15 votes
30% - 47 votes

31 Jan

Damaged traffic lights and load shedding have led to a mushrooming of informal traffic controllers – mostly homeless people or beggars – in Joburg's major intersections. What are your thoughts?
We need them
13% - 29 votes
Deploy professionals
48% - 106 votes
They pose more disorder
19% - 43 votes
They must be paid
20% - 44 votes

17 Jan

Do you believe that the various planned marches against load shedding will prompt government to bring solutions and resolve the power crisis?
22% - 100 votes
78% - 350 votes

26 Dec 2022

With over a month to the next payday, what have you done to alleviate Janu-worry?
Bills and school fees paid
52% - 136 votes
Dipped into my savings
25% - 67 votes
Loans will sustain me
23% - 61 votes

18 Dec 2022

The ANC’s leadership elections are now in full swing. If you were one of the 4 426 ANC delegates allowed to vote, who would you vote for as president of the governing party?
Zweli Mkhize
12% - 46 votes
Cyril Ramaphosa
88% - 339 votes

17 Dec 2022

At this weekend’s ANC elective conference, the governing party will elect its new leadership, including the 86-person NEC. Will the party elect leaders that can ‘act now’ and ‘redeem the organisation’?
No, they’ll fail again
52% - 38 votes
Yes, there’ll be renewal
8% - 6 votes
Time for another party
40% - 29 votes

13 Dec 2022

President Cyril Ramaphosa has dodged the impeachment bullet after an overwhelming majority of MPs voted against the adoption of the Phala Phala report. Only 5 ANC MPs voted for it. Do you think an open vote was fair?
39% - 51 votes
47% - 61 votes
14% - 18 votes

05 Dec 2022

As we are commemorating the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children, which started on November 25, crime against women continues to be worryingly high with over 13 000 women assaulted between July and September 2022, while over 10 000 rape cases were opened in the same period. Is government doing enough to curb GBV?
Yes, it’s trying
7% - 16 votes
No, it's failing women and children
74% - 160 votes
I'm too discouraged to care
19% - 40 votes

24 Nov 2022

As the country marked Fraud Awareness Week from November 13 to 19 ahead of Black Friday, the Southern African Fraud Prevention Service has warned people about the risk of fraud on social media. What measures have you taken against fraud if you'll shop online?
Nothing, I will shop in-store
52% - 94 votes
I have done my homework and will shop on trusted sites
39% - 71 votes
Not much. I'll get the best deals online and hope for the best
9% - 17 votes

16 Nov 2022

Activists have called for the boycotting of the Qatar World cup because of alleged human rights abuses leading up to the spectacle. Will you be watching?
30% - 69 votes
No, I support a boycott.
40% - 91 votes
Yes, football is life.
30% - 70 votes

27 Oct 2022

The DA’s Tania Campbell was voted out as the mayor of Ekurhuleni. This is the second DA mayor that was voted out after Mpho Phalatse in Johannesburg, though a court declared that invalid. What are your thoughts on this trend?
A ridiculous trend
63% - 482 votes
It was warranted
7% - 55 votes
They’re losing focus
29% - 223 votes

26 Oct 2022

Finance minister Enoch Godongwana will present the midterm budget policy speech today. What critical issues that will most likely be addressed are most important to you?
Extension of R350 grant
16% - 9 votes
Public sector wage saga
17% - 10 votes
Future of e-tolls
3% - 2 votes
Eskom crisis
64% - 37 votes

19 Sep 2022

Cricket SA is considering replacing Mark Boucher with two coaches, one for red-ball and the other for white-ball responsibilities. Is this a good move?
Love the idea
30% - 119 votes
Hate the idea
38% - 151 votes
They must just be local
32% - 128 votes

08 Sep 2022

An initiation school in Limpopo has been shut down following injuries sustained by 200 initiates in what is believed to be a botched circumcision-related incident. Is it time government outlawed circumcision schools?
78% - 250 votes
6% - 18 votes
Stay out of tradition
17% - 53 votes

23 Aug 2022

Trade unions Cosatu and Saftu have called for all South Africans to down tools on Wednesday and embark on a national strike against the high cost of living. Will you be joining the shutdown?
55% - 180 votes
10% - 32 votes
It makes things worse
35% - 114 votes

15 Aug 2022

Consumers are paying exorbitant rates for power because of extra fee charges that are added when buying prepaid electricity. This is on top of an already high electricity tariff rate. Some of these fees are not even regulated. Should government regulate electricity fees?
32% - 76 votes
4% - 10 votes
Scrap fees
64% - 153 votes

08 Aug 2022

Residents of the West Rand are living in fear of illegal miners who they accuse of terrorising them as the police turn a blind eye. Who should be held accountable for the scourge of illegal mining and criminality in abandoned mines?
Incompetent police
10% - 28 votes
Mineral resources department
6% - 18 votes
Home Affairs
2% - 6 votes
All the above
82% - 232 votes

27 Jul 2022

With the ongoing theatrics at the impeachment inquiry of suspended Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, should we take the process seriously?
Complete waste of time
41% - 145 votes
Yes, she deserves a fair chance
15% - 53 votes
Her days are numbered
44% - 155 votes

18 Jul 2022

Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe suggested that the solution to the country's rolling blackouts is to form a new state-owned entity that will compete with Eskom. Do you think Eskom 2.0 is the solution?
Yes, competition is good
9% - 36 votes
No, a looting opportunity
64% - 264 votes
Fix Eskom 1.0 first
27% - 113 votes

04 Jul 2022

Two years after André de Ruyter joined Eskom, South Africa is experiencing its worst bout of load shedding. Is he to blame?
No, he got in late
74% - 523 votes
8% - 57 votes
Fire the whole lot
18% - 129 votes

21 Jun 2022

According to a letter Health Minister Joe Phaahla sent to MECs, the country is ready to get rid of masks in public as a health protocol. Is it time to go maskless?
About time
61% - 184 votes
39% - 117 votes
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With confirmation from government that convicted rapist and murderer Thabo Bester escaped from prison last May and is currently on the run, what is your view of SA's justice system?
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The justice system is overwhelmed
16% - 5 votes
It's a joke
9% - 3 votes
Corruption is destroying SA
75% - 24 votes