What You Need to Know About the South African Elections

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  • Election Day 2014
  • ANC: The Ruling Party
  • The Incumbent President
  • Democratic Alliance
  • Economic Freedom Fighters
  • Disillusioned Citizens
  • To Vote or Not to Vote
  • Voting Stations
  • Generation “Born Free”
  • South Africans Abroad
  • A National Holiday
  • Security Concerns
  • Security Hot Spots
  • We Want Peace
  • The Results

Election Day 2014

Today, the world will watch as South Africa holds one of its most divisive elections ever, as well as its first without the late Nelson Mandela’s presence. Keep reading to learn more about the candidates, the country’s current political climate and the "born free” generation slated to make their historic mark at the voting booth. —Patrice Peck

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