ELECTIONS 2019

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GROUNDVIEW: For the first time most adults didn’t vote

There has been a decline in election participation since 1994, especially this year

By GroundUp Staff - 13 May 2019
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ANC ahead, but struggling in Gauteng

And other essential news of the day

By the.news.letter - 10 May 2019
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Arrests as election count begins

And other essential news of the day

By the.news.letter - 9 May 2019
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In photos: South Africans brave cold and wet weather to vote

Voters, including ANC ones, express hope for change after decade of state capture

By GroundUp Staff - 8 May 2019
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A loan shark has her ID, so she can’t vote today

It’s illegal, but the mashonisas keep documents and bank cards

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 8 May 2019
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Poll predicts tough day for ANC

And other essential news of the day

By the.news.letter - 7 May 2019
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Tired of waiting for water, Ebaleni residents say they won’t vote

“How can I cast my vote when I’m sharing stream water with dogs and cows?”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 7 May 2019
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We campaigned for the ANC as instructed, but we never got the promised houses, say East London families

Braelyn residents have been trying to get housing since 2013

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 7 May 2019
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We won’t vote unless the mayor comes, say Ezakheleni residents

Protests bring township to a standstill

By Musa Binda - 6 May 2019
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We won’t vote on Wednesday, say Lusikisiki shackdwellers

“No service delivery, no votes”

By Buziwe Nocuze - 6 May 2019
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Housing list sparks protests in East London

Police use tear gas and rubber bullets to quell two days of demonstrations in Nompumelelo township

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 18 April 2019
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Fewer young people have registered to vote in the May election

Despite population growth, the number of 18 to 19-year-olds who have registered is down by almost half from the 2014 general election

By GroundUp Staff - 3 April 2019
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Voter registration rate down from 2014

Electoral Commission encourages young voters to make use of “short window of opportunity”

By Aidan Jones - 29 January 2019
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“I’ve never voted before and I don’t intend to do so now”

Voter registration weekend in Mfuleni

By Vincent Lali - 28 January 2019