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Taryn Khourie

Taryn Khourie

Data & project researcher

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FALSE: South Africa’s electoral commission debunks claims around ‘changing’ vote numbers on results dashboard

South Africa’s general elections took place on 29 May 2024. The results showed that the ruling African National Congress (ANC) failed to secure a majority for the first time since 1994. After the results were announced, ANC leader Cyril Ramaphosa invited other parties to form a government...

South Africa, don’t believe recording of man posing as ANC’s Bheki Mtolo, threatening to poison ‘rotten Zulu grannies’

South Africa’s 2024 national election results have been officially announced, with the ruling African National Congress (ANC) failing to secure a majority for the first time since the first democratic election in 1994. The ANC’s losses have largely been attributed to the newly formed uM...

FALSE: South Africa’s electoral commission dispels claim of ‘destroyed’ ballot boxes and votes in Limpopo province

Note: This report includes details about a developing news story. Information was, as far as possible, correct at the time of publication but may change rapidly. South Africa headed to the polls on 29 May 2024, to cast their vote for national and provincial elections. Vote counting is underway at...

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