The Democratic Alliance said it is the only party in South Africa that allows voters to manage their communication preferences with the Party.
“During the campaign, we have a duty to communicate our offer to voters. Political campaigning is critical to the vitality of any democracy,” said the DA.
The DA added that it must balance its campaign communication with the responsibility to stop interacting with those voters who do not wish to hear from them.
The DA’s campaign is powered by a set of integrated systems designed to comply with South African privacy and communication regulations and codes.
“No other political party can lay claim to investing as heavily in ensuring that the rights and preferences of voters are respected during the election period,” the DA said.
These systems have made it possible for the DA to respect requests from voters to stop receiving DA communications.
The following requests are processed:
- Voters who reply to an SMS requesting to be removed.
- Voters who click “Unsubscribe” in an email.
- Voters who call the call centre and ask not to be called (0861 22 55 32).
- Voters who ask not to be called again when phoned.
In addition to processing the above requests from voters, the DA allows voters to directly manage their communication preferences.
“Election Day is just over two weeks away, and we encourage all voters to consider communication from the DA about our offer to South Africans.”