Mpho Lakaje

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Mpho Lakaje is an Eyewitness News contributor based in Johannesburg.

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5 key points from the local govt election results

Addressing a gathering that comprised senior government officials and leaders of various political parties in Tshwane, the IEC's chairperson Glen Mashinini described the elections as "free and fair".

Why are many South Africans apathetic about voting?

South Africans will be out to cast their ballots. Over 26 million people are registered. But there's a significant number of eligible voters who aren't interested in the municipal elections. #LGE2021 #Elections2021

An abandoned legacy: Homes of SA’s political activists left to rot

Eyewitness News visited the homes of prominent historical figures in South Africa’s journey to democracy and discovered that some of the buildings had been allowed to fall into ruin. Are South Africans neglecting their country's history? #FreedomDay #StruggleHeroes

The unexpected upside of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has been ruthless to global economies. At least two million people in South Africa lost their jobs in recent months. But the coronavirus is serving as a springboard for some local entrepreneurs. Find out how.