Sunday Times Politics Weekly

PODCAST | Elections: besmirching the IEC’s good name and Cosatu continues to back the ANC

23 September 2021 - 17:50 By Mike Siluma
The Congress of SA Trade Unions has decided to back the ANC in this year's local government elections after threatening to abandon the ruling party.
The Congress of SA Trade Unions has decided to back the ANC in this year's local government elections after threatening to abandon the ruling party.
Image: Brandan Reynolds

In this week’s episode of Sunday Times Politics Weekly, our panel talks about the importance of public institutions and the responsibility of political leaders, particularly those in the DA, to support them.

Our panel also tries to understand what’s going on in the ANC alliance after Cosatu’s decision to again support the ruling party in the municipal elections.

Our host Mike Siluma is joined by the University of Johannesburg’s politics professor, Prof Mcebisi Ndletyana, and politics editor Sibongakonke Shoba. 

Join the discussion here: 

What you will hear: 

(00:57) What damage has been done to the reputation of the Electoral Commission (IEC) as a result of the myriad accusations flung at it by the DA?

(17:15) Cosatu’s change of heart and what it means for the trade union federation and the ruling party. 

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