Your Opinion

Daily Poll Results

Are the authorities communicating well on the Cape water crisis?

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Does the coup in Zimbabwe mean the end to Mugabe rule?

  • Yes (89%)
  • No (11%)
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Will the ANC lose power in 2019?

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Do you believe the power cut during the launch of Jacques Pauw’s book was:

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How did you perceive the ‘wear black’ protests against farm killings?

  • Successful (37%)
  • Irrelevant, because the farm killings will just continue (36%)
  • A failure, because they were perceived as racist (27%)
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As a South African, where would you rather invest?

  • None of these options (73%)
  • Telkom (13%)
  • SA Post Office (7%)
  • Eskom (7%)
  • SAA (0%)
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Water rationing has recently been implemented. Who should have to make the most sacrifices:

  • The politicians (56%)
  • The people of CT (35%)
  • Business (9%)
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If half-price but trustworthy insurance was offered to you, would you

  • check it out? (100%)
  • stick to your current insurer? (0%)
  • stay uninsured because it is worth the risk? (0%)
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Will Cyril Ramaphosa

  • be our next President? (56%)
  • lose the political battle against Jacob Zuma? (35%)
  • buy some more bulls and retire early from politics? (10%)
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Do you believe the latest Cabinet reshuffle will

  • pave the way for a corrupt nuclear deal? (97%)
  • tear apart the tripartite alliance? (3%)
  • lead to a more efficient administration? (0%)
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It is suggested that SA is no longer the investment gateway to Africa. Is this because

  • corruption in SA is scaring off investors? (100%)
  • the Nigerians are better at business than we are? (0%)
  • we are too far South and remote? (0%)
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President Jacob Zuma has failed to block the corruption charges against him, and the legal process has been rekindled. Do you believe...

  • he is too powerful, and will evade the law (62%)
  • he will now have his day in court (38%)
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Our government has made it clear the Dalai Lama is not welcome in SA. Should South Africans?

  • Call on one of our Mayors to invite him to their city for an award, and see what happens? (72%)
  • Sponsor a trip for Tutu to visit Dalai Lama (20%)
  • Accept that this is a wise move, as our relations with China are vital (8%)
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CT airport has been named the best in Africa. Do you feel?

  • Proud (73%)
  • I couldn't be bothered (13%)
  • This is a hollow accolade (8%)
  • Worried that this means more tourists will be flying in to drink our scarce water (6%)
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The Catalans want to leave Spain. Will this?

  • - build on Brexit to tear Europe apart (65%)
  • - lead to another Spanish civil war (18%)
  • - what are Catalans? (18%)
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What do you think is the main reason fewer people are using Metrorail?

  • They don't feel safe (60%)
  • It is unreliable (38%)
  • Commuter taxis are more comfortable (2%)
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President Zuma is delaying new appointments to the SABC board. Is this because?

  • he wants to control the Corporation (100%)
  • he is determined to find the most independent and effective candidates (0%)
  • he can’t find a pen to authorise the appointments (0%)
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With a new black provincial leader in the Western Cape, the DA

  • has made a big stride towards transformation (72%)
  • risks further fueling internal divisions (15%)
  • is just window-dressing (13%)
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With a new black provincial leader in the Western Cape, the DA

  • has made a big stride towards transformation (72%)
  • risks further fueling internal divisions (15%)
  • is just window-dressing (13%)
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Should national government offer more financial support to Cape Town to tackle the water crisis?

  • Yes (98%)
  • Taxpayer's money is better spent on bailing out SAA (2%)
  • It's the Cape's problem, they should find the money (0%)
  • It is more urgent to pay for security upgrades on politician's homes (0%)
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Should national government offer more financial support to Cape Town to tackle the water crisis?

  • Yes (98%)
  • Taxpayer's money is better spent on bailing out SAA (2%)
  • It's the Cape's problem, they should find the money (0%)
  • It is more urgent to pay for security upgrades on politician's homes (0%)
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Top economist Mike Schussler warns that investment flow is heading out of the country. Why do you think this is?

  • It's the fault of the government (98%)
  • Mike got it wrong, investment is heading into the country (2%)
  • It's the fault of the business community (0%)
  • It's because we're running out of water (0%)
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Patricia de Lille, the mayor of Cape Town, has been suspended from DA activities. This follows city of Cape Town money allegedly being spent on security upgrades on her home. Do you feel?

  • Absolutely, she should be suspended pending investigation (56%)
  • That this is just political manoeuvring within the DA (24%)
  • Don't care, as long as we don't run out of water (20%)
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How much should South Africans pay for 1GB of prepaid data?

  • R20-R40 (48%)
  • R40-R60 (Indian & Nigerian pricing) (44%)
  • R80-R100 (3%)
  • R60-R80 (2%)
  • R100-R120 (1%)
  • R140-R160 (Current SA pricing) (1%)
  • R120-R140 (Namibian pricing) (0%)
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There are warnings that Cape Town will run out of water within 6 months. Do you:

  • Hope that all stakeholders work together to save the City? (69%)
  • Agree (28%)
  • Disagree (3%)
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Stats SA says more jobs are being lost. Do you blame? (Select more than one answer)

  • The government (60%)
  • Education for churning out the unemployable (37%)
  • The global economy (4%)
  • White monopoly capital (0%)
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Hugh Hefner has died. Will he be remembered as:

  • A social and sexual pioneer (76%)
  • A great friend to rabbits (12%)
  • Pioneer of blue pills (12%)
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The City of Cape Town has unveiled a strategy for tackling the water crisis. Are you aware of the strategy, and do you understand it?

  • I am vaguely aware of it, but clueless about the detail (41%)
  • I haven't heard much (34%)
  • I am fully up-to-speed with the strategy (18%)
  • I was too busy watering my garden (7%)
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Will the SAA bailout be the straw that breaks the camel's back of the SA economy?

  • Yes, if SAA is bailed out again (56%)
  • Yes (30%)
  • No (11%)
  • No, the PIC has enough money (2%)
  • No, we have a strong camel (2%)
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Jacob Zuma represented SA at the United Nations last week. As a South African, how does that make you feel?

  • Embarrassed (97%)
  • Indifferent (3%)
  • Proud (0%)
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Does Cape Town have the water crisis under control? - SHORT TERM

  • No (87%)
  • Yes (11%)
  • What crisis (2%)
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Does Cape Town have the water crisis under control? - LONG TERM

  • No (88%)
  • Yes (12%)
  • What crisis (0%)
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If Cyril Ramaphosa is elected president of the ANC in December, will he go on to be a ruler who restores confidence in SA and its economy?

  • Yes (66%)
  • No (34%)
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If Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma wins the presidency of the ANC in December, will she prove to be independent of her ex-husband, Jacob Zuma, once she assumes the SA presidency?

  • No (99%)
  • Yes (1%)
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South African Airways - R10bn bail out?

  • Sell it (52%)
  • Bring in a private investor (32%)
  • Bail it out - change management (12%)
  • Another solution (4%)
  • Bail it out - keep management (0%)
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South African Airways - R10bn bail out?

  • Sell it (52%)
  • Bring in a private investor (32%)
  • Bail it out - change management (12%)
  • Another solution (4%)
  • Bail it out - keep management (0%)
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Do you agree with the ruling by the Constitution Court forcing the Speaker of Parliament to consider using a secret ballot in the motion of no confidence against President Zuma?

  • YES (98%)
  • NO (2%)
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Candidates for the ANC presidency now include: Who would you vote for?

  • Cyril Ramaphosa (44%)
  • None of these names (37%)
  • Mathews Phosa (10%)
  • Lindiwe Sisulu (3%)
  • Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (2%)
  • Zweli Mkhize (2%)
  • David Mabuza (1%)
  • Baleka Mbete (0%)
  • Jeff Radebe (0%)
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Do you agree that the Black Opinion website should have been taken down?

  • Yes (76%)
  • No (24%)
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Do you agree that Eskom execs should receive bonuses if they’ve under-performed?

  • No (98%)
  • Yes (2%)
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Do you agree with Andile Mngxitama of Black First Land First, that white capital is to blame for the storms in the Cape?

  • No (99%)
  • Yes (1%)
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Will President Jacob Zuma's government survive until national elections in 2019?

  • NO (52%)
  • YES (48%)
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Should KPMG be forced to close down their SA operations?

  • Yes, but they must retain a presence here so they can be sued and fined (55%)
  • No, but Pravin and Jonas must be in charge (19%)
  • No (13%)
  • Yes (12%)
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Should the entire board of Bell Pottinger resign over the Gupta controversy?

  • yes (98%)
  • no (2%)
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Should the SA Communist Party continue to serve in President Jacob Zuma's executive?

  • No (100%)
  • Yes (0%)
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How will ANC MPs vote in the expected secret ballot on August 8 in the national assembly? Will it be against President Jacob Zuma or in favour?

  • Yes in favour (63%)
  • No, against (38%)
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