Political parties prepare for big election battle on May 8

While about 39 political parties had by this week registered for the May 8 national and provincial elections , the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) continued its battle to keep the parties in line with both the legal and political requirements to ensure that it sticks to its core mandate of ensuring free and fair elections.

“Battleground Gauteng”: Will the debate and elections be free and fair?

 The announcement this week by two of South Africa’s biggest weekend reads, City Press and its sister paper, Rapport that they would be co-hosting a pre-election political debate on April 16 “that goes beyond the superficial electioneering to ask public servants why we should vote for them” .makes an interesting read itself and sets the tone for an equally crucial event less than a month before the all-important elections on May 8.

Xenophobia again under attack in South Africa

“Foreign nationals are here to stay and there is nothing South Africans can do about it”.
What do South Africans who have been and continue to be opposed to the ongoing uncontrolled and illegal influx into their country by foreign nationals say to such arrogant remarks?