Gareth Cliff and Jack Motlanthe speak to James Aphane, Electoral Operations Manager at the IEC and Matsobane Nkoko, the IEC’s Party Funding Manager about how party funding works and the operation of the election. They also discuss the challenge of fitting all the political parties on the ballot and new technology being used for the first time in 2024. Powered by Podcast Party.

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30.01.24 Pt 2 - James Aphane, the IEC Electoral Operations Manager, and Matsobane Nkoko, IEC Party Funding Manager join the show to discuss some blurred lines involving the upcoming national elections. Voting abroad, how the funding for parties works, as well as tax allocation for politics from the man on the ground. James and Matsobane are here to reassure us with the procedures on how these elections will be free and fair.

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What is democracy? Democracy 101 is your guide to understanding the principles, challenges and history of democratic systems worldwide. This series shares insights, expert interviews and real-life stories that aim to empower and equip you with knowledge to make better decisions when it comes to voting.

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05.12.23 Pt 2 - A new weekly feature - Democracy 101 kicks off, and Deputy CEO of the IEC, Masego Sheburi is our first guest. Gareth and Bakh’abantu get into the meaning of democracy and pick Masego’s brain about the upcoming election process, including registration, local and international voting regulations, special votes, and more.

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Gareth Cliff sits down with Howard Sackstein, a lawyer by training and an entrepreneur by profession, to talk about his life and career in the political space. Howard is the founding member of the Jewish anti-apartheid movement, which actively fought against the apartheid regime. With tons of other accolades such as heading up the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) as Executive Director, and non-executive chairperson of the SA Jewish Report newspaper, Howard finds a way to warm our hearts and inspire us with his optimism about SA and his general zest for life!

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17.11.21 Pt 1 - The show starts with an impromptu history lesson for Flax, which leads them to talking about where they would love to live in South Africa. Gareth and Mbulelo both don’t wear watches - which seems to throw Flax off completely!

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Siv Ngesi and Dumo Denga join the team to have a candid conversation about the recent local elections that took place. They look at why people didn’t vote, future coalitions that will have to take place, and how the IEC can do better to educate people on how to vote.

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04.11.21 Pt 2 - The team - alongside Siv Ngesi and Dumo Denga - take a look at the recent local elections, and try to analyse the results, why the voter turnout was so low, and how the political parties could have done differently.

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Ray Hartley joins the team to talk about the upcoming election... what will voters say about the divided ANC? Why are so many young people disinterested in voting? Plus, Zuma and the Constitutional Court, Joe Biden and lots more. Brought to you by Nando’s.

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23.09.21 Pt 2 - The team is joined by Ray Hartley as they tackle the big news stories of the week and dissect the current trends in politics that include elections, Jacob Zuma and Joe Biden.

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