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.

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.

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.

#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.