To keep the South African voting public informed in the run-up to the 2014 national elections on 7 May 2014, the Mail & Guardian has launched a new free smartphone app - 'SA Votes', which is a curated and constantly updated source for quality news articles, opinion pieces, videos and slideshows about the election.
The app 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.
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."
To download, search for 'SA Votes' in Google Play or the Apple App Store, or go to http://mg.co.za/savotes