2019 South African general election: Analysis and News

Take a listen to some of the small and newer parties election promises

The IEC has registered 48 parties that will contest the 2019 national elections in May.

Some analysts argue that the small parties may put a dent in the African National Congress's (ANC) long-standing support base.

The Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party's (SRWP) new Gauteng chair, Phakamile Hlubi-Majola outlines the party's plans to Ray White on The Xolani Gwala Show.

Read: Cope denies losing 200 members to ANC, promises jobs and corruption-free country

Our message is simple. The only way that the majority of people should be able to access democracy and equality is through the disruption of a capitalist system. Our role as SRWP is to establish a democratic socialist state for the interest and the benefit of the working class.

Phakamile Hlubi-Majola - SRWP

Another political party contesting the upcoming elections is the African Renaissance Unity (ARU) led by Leonard Sekhukhune.

ARU was formed by a collective of traditional leaders. We know what the people need because we exist and stay in rural areas. We believe the ANC government has failed the people by promising them everything they couldn't deliver for the past 25 years.

Leonard Sekhukhune - ARU

White also spoke to the National Freedom Party (NFP) which prides itself on having started a programme providing Grade 12 learners an opportunity to obtain drivers licences.

Given an opportunity, because we have a high rate of unemployed graduates, we would work with government departments to put those youths in the departments so that they gain skills needed to be fully employed.

Nontuthuzelo Mniki - NFP

Other parties who outlined their election manifestos is the ACDP, EcoForum and Women Forward.

Listen below to hear what these parties stand for:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
AmaBhungane journalist alleges Robert McBride exposed Bheki Cele as corrupt

AmaBhungane journalist alleges Robert McBride exposed Bheki Cele as corrupt

AmaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism's Sam Sole unpacks his article on the fallout between Cele and McBride.

MTN has the fastest downloads in South Africa – results from 345 700 speed tests

MTN has the fastest downloads in South Africa – results from 345 700 speed tests

Cell C has the slowest mobile network in the country, according to MyBroadband Insights’ Q1 2019 Mobile Network Quality Report.

A guide to how SA political parties get funded

A guide to how SA political parties get funded

Author and former ANC MP Melanie Verwoerd provides insights into how political parties are funded ahead of the 2019 elections.

'Politicians must abide by this code of conduct during election season'

'Politicians must abide by this code of conduct during election season'

Author, analyst, and former MP Melanie Verwoerd provides insightful information in the build-up to the 2019 elections.

How Saps plans to alleviate load shedding threats to 2019 elections

How Saps plans to alleviate load shedding threats to 2019 elections

Saps Spokesperson Vish Naidoo says it is in talks with Eskom to put measures in place to avoid potential threats to elections.

Will Agrizzi's testimony hurt the ANC 2019 elections prospects?

Will Agrizzi's testimony hurt the ANC 2019 elections prospects?

Political analyst Aubrey Matshiqi says Agrizzi evidence will not be the only reason the ANC lose support at the elections.

'2019 elections could be the most highly contested since 1994'

'2019 elections could be the most highly contested since 1994'

Business Day political editor, Natasha Marrian looks at the political year ahead, dominated by the upcoming elections.

Zuma has a lot think about - analyst

Zuma has a lot think about - analyst

Political editor for Mail & Guardian says what transpired in Parliament on Tuesday sent a very strong message to Zuma and the ANC.

50 (ANC) votes needed to oust Zuma - Dali Mpofu

50 (ANC) votes needed to oust Zuma - Dali Mpofu

201 MPs will have to vote in favor of the motion of no confidence to unseat the President.

Opposition parties to meet ahead of Mbete's verdict on Parly secret vote

Opposition parties to meet ahead of Mbete's verdict on Parly secret vote

UDM's Bantu Holomisa and DA's John Steenhuisen speculate on why Speaker Baleka Mbete left the announcement up to the last moment.

What are the odds of removing Zuma? A look at no confidence in numbers

What are the odds of removing Zuma? A look at no confidence in numbers

A brief breakdown of the numbers involved, and what the Constitution mandates if President Jacob Zuma is voted out in Parliament.

Popular articles
'SA's  decline over the past 12 years is similar to that of war-torn countries'

'SA's decline over the past 12 years is similar to that of war-torn countries'

CEO at Eunomix Claude Baissac says even though SA is ranked above these countries, its decline over the years is 'astounding'.

Capetonians: Here's your chance to sort out your traffic fines in one fell swoop

Capetonians: Here's your chance to sort out your traffic fines in one fell swoop

Mayco member for corporate services Sharon Cottle explains the Traffic Fines Roadshow at the Cape Town Civic Centre this week.

DStv subscription price hikes for 2019

DStv subscription price hikes for 2019

MultiChoice will increase the prices of certain DStv packages from 1 April.

Driving licence card delays continue across SA amid ongoing strike

Driving licence card delays continue across SA amid ongoing strike

Department spokesperson Jandré Bakker says the ongoing industrial action has affected issuing centres nationwide.

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

These are the emergency numbers you should have on your cellphone and this is what you must understand about how they work.