When seeking our support during elections, political parties make promises that they will work for us to make our lives in South Africa better. They promise to help us get jobs, support education, provide housing and eliminate corruption.
Writing for the Daily Maverick, Stephen Grootes states:
"Election manifestos are promises; in many elections, the party with the best promises wins. But there's a caveat: those promises and aspirations should somehow be connected with reality. In South African context, no-one should promise a tender for every home, and get away with it. But you can certainly make people hope and dream. And then get them to vote for you..."
What promises did your party make, and is it delivering on those promises?
Explore some of the biggest promises on corruption and crime, employment, social cohesion, and social services organized by party so that you can compare the differences between parties.