In this week's episode of the Ballot Box, News24's political editor Qaanitah Hunter chats to former DA MP Phumzile van Damme about combatting the spread of misinformation and disinformation during the municipal elections.
Five district municipalities are up for grabs in the Western Cape in the municipal elections: the Cape Winelands, Central Karoo, Garden Route, Overberg and West Coast. News24 speaks to three of the smaller parties which will be contesting the elections
One of the few small joys dying Martha Ficks has is a small cup of tea three times a day. Her sister Philida Cloete carries it to her slowly, careful not to spill it – every drop of water is used sparingly and she doesn’t want to use the ration they have for the day on making another mug or mopping up a mess.
"Please don't kill me" - these were the chilling last words a woman shouted seconds before gunmen indiscriminately opened fire at guests attending a 21st birthday party at a house in Mandalay, Mitchells Plain on Saturday night.
Residents from the failing ANC governed Maluti-a-Phofung municipality made their grievances known to the ANC when the party led by President Cyril Ramaphosa embarked on the campaign trail in the area on Sunday.