Media Monitoring Africa, one of the leading human rights media research organisations, has been monitoring the coverage of every election period in South Africa since the country’s first democratic elections in 1994.
Our most recent elections analysis was launched in 11 June 2019. Read our full report on the coverage of the South African National Elections 2019 below.
We have also released a report on the SABC’s coverage of the 2019 National elections.
Finally, take a detailed look at how South African media covered the elections, using our interactive presentation of results. This presentation allows you to compare different media and navigate through the results in your own time.
Some of this earlier work can be viewed below:
- National and Provincial Elections 2009: “A win or a place, citizens come last.”
- Citizens’ Agenda Flushed Away: Uncovering Media on Municipal Elections
Over the years, our monitoring and analysis has extended to other countries, including Zambia and Lesotho.
In addition to moving from a traditional monitoring methodology to an online one, we have also changed the way in which we present our results. Here, find our first series of interactive presentations, showcasing our monitoring results of Zambian elections (2015), Lesotho elections (2015) and South African national elections (2014) and local government elections (2016).
- South Africa 2014
- South Africa 2016
- SABC Elections Report final
- 2019 Interim Elections Report