South Africa held the sixth local government elections since democracy and our participants were hard at work bringing the latest breaking election news, information, analysis, and results
Igunundu hosts WebinarJam sessions ahead of local government elections
isiZulu news publisher Igunundu Press hosted a series of WebinarJam sessions ahead of the municipal elections. The sessions were aimed at educating citizens on election matters and provided a platform for political parties to discuss manifestos. The findings from the WebinarJam sessions are published on Bayede News and discussed on the Ikundla Yabantu Radio podcast
The Daily Vox hosts #BeTheDrivingForce Chit Chat Club: Election Season
In the lead-up to the local government elections The Daily Vox in collaboration with Youth Capital and Open Dialogue hosted a series of twitter spaces discussions. #BeTheDrivingForce Chit Chat Club: Election Season discussed current political events and ongoing socio-economic issues.
For the past a month or so, along with @youthcapitalsa & @opendialoguesa, we have been hosting Twitter Spaces on #ElectionWednesdays. Listen to the conversations herehttps://t.co/OjF91uDqd4
— The Daily Vox (@thedailyvox) November 5, 2021
SAMIP participants publishes a local government election newsletters
The Daily Vox and Mail & Guardian launched special edition newsletters covering local government elections. The newsletters offered election updates, outcomes and Q & A segments from both political parties and voters. To increase the reach, Mail and Guardian lifted its paywall to give access to all their audiences.
[NEWSLETTER ALERT] Remember to signup for our special elections newsletter. We’ve given you the analysis in the past editions and this week we’ll be bringing the results. #LGE2021 https://t.co/agUbaGdFKS
— The Daily Vox (@thedailyvox) November 1, 2021
MHC publication The Outlier reports on local government election voter interest
Data journalism organisation Media Hack Collective, publisher of The Outlier used data to report on election predictions and dug into voter registration. Throughout the election period, The Outlier published various data-related articles and information that can be accessed on their website.
Here are the first 6 municipalities in our series of tweets looking at the small outlier parties that have done well in the #Elections2021 🧵
We start off with the #LGE2021 results for #Cederberg. pic.twitter.com/sVxOXxIYQa
— The Outlier (@outlierafrica) November 3, 2021
#SMWX’s Sizwe joins Newzroom Afrika team for the elections live coverage
SizweMpofu-Walsh, founder of youth-centred digital current affairs channel #SMWX, was featured live on Newzroom Afrika to cover the elections from the IEC National Results Operation Centre. As a guest, Sizwe analysed and discussed voter interest, voter turnout, and to predicted election outcomes.
#Vote21 @SizweMpofuWalsh @sthembete @CathyMohlahlana are on your airwaves bringing you live coverage from the IEC ROC as the polls remain open for just under two hours. pic.twitter.com/Z2OCX5NuOn
— Newzroom Afrika (@Newzroom405) November 1, 2021