Millions head to the polls amid socio-economic crisis in South Africa and other stories

Today we look at the local elections in South Africa, renewed protests against the lese majeste laws in Thailand, and more

November 01, 2021 by Peoples Dispatch

In today’s episode of the Daily Round-up we take a look at the local elections held in South Africa amid worsening conditions of poverty and unemployment; renewed protests in Thailand to demand a repeal of Section 112 or the royal defamation laws and other reforms to the monarchy; the start of the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Scotland after the G20 Summit; and the 67% COVID-19 vaccination rate achieved by Venezuela despite U.S. sanctions.