South Africans will be having their elections on 7th May this year; Mail & Guardian felt the need to keep the South African voting public informed in the run-up to the 2014 national elections. The company has launched a new free smartphone app which they call, ‘SA Votes’.
The app is a curated and constantly updated source for quality news articles, opinion pieces, videos and slideshows about the election.
Editor-in-chief Chris Roper said: “As a digital first media company, we are pleased to add this new app to our diverse stable of digital products. We believe that part of our role in South African society is to educate and inform the public. We hope voters will use the app to arm themselves with the knowledge they need to vote responsibly in the upcoming national elections.”
‘SA Votes’ allows also allows users to access data and general information surrounding the elections and to comment on and share content. It is compatible with iOS (iPhone) and Android devices.
To download ‘SA Votes’ one can go to Google Play or the Apple App Store or go to http://mg.co.za/savotes.