South Africa's polls have been praised for adhering to international election best practice. But, they are not without problems.
Concern at the role of fake sites in influencing South African public opinion has been growing over time.
South Africa's electoral commission's failure to ensure a credible voters' roll threatens to undo its legacy of free and fair elections.
Various commentators have wrongly over the last 22 years said that black people voted blindly for ANC governments. There's no better example why the academy needs a dramatic post-colonial overhaul.