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South African election misinformation quiz

As the nation prepares to vote in the 2024 elections, South Africans have received their fair share of election misinformation. Do you know how to sort fact from fiction? Try your hand at our quiz dispelling false information we’ve seen so far. Complete the quiz for a BONUS tip with each question.

1.

Is it true that US rapper Eminem has shown his support for the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party?

2.

Does this clip show masses of MK Party supporters marching through the streets of South Africa to show their support?

3.

Is the EFF making fake identity documents for migrants?

4.

South Africans are alarmed at a video doing the rounds on social media with the claim it shows Mozambicans being “imported” to vote in the country’s May 2024 elections. But is it legit?

5.

If you don’t vote in South Africa’s elections, does your vote automatically go to the ruling party?

6.

Was this *open* public toilet installed by the ANC or the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA)? 

7.

Did US president Joe Biden threaten, in a video, to sanction South Africa if the  ANC won this year’s elections?

8.

Can you “skip the queue” on voting day if you’re over 60 years old, as claimed by a circulating WhatsApp message?

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