Who's new on SA's 48-party ballot?

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- businesslive.co.za | 3 months ago

South Africans might have to spend a bit more time working through the ballot paper if they have no clear idea who to vote for come May 8.

There are 48 political parties contesting this year’s general election — 19 more than in 2014 and a record, according to the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC). But while it seems voters are spoilt for choice, it may be a case of quantity over quality.

In the run-up to the election, the political environment is more fractured than ever, and it’s said this poll will be the most hotly contested since 1994.

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