More than 12 years after Jacob Zuma was first sworn into office as our nation’s president, the people of South Africa have finally shown that they’re tired of being taken for a ride.
Yesterday, South Africa headed to the polls for our local elections. Perhaps I should say a small percentage of South Africans, to be more accurate.
The 70-year-old says she was “frogmarched” out of an Eastern Cape voting station, with the officer who did so assaulting her.
It’s still early days, with many more votes to be counted, but it’s predicted that the DA will retain control of Cape Town.
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On November 1, South Africans take to the polls for our local government elections.
The DA has rapidly gained ground this election cycle, and seized control of certain areas. That has come at a serious cost, though.
As the local elections brought with it some surprise wins and now forced coalitions, the voter’s behaviours have been massively assumed – here’s some real data.
Mmusi has risen as a real national role player in South African politics, and his party is a force to be reckoned with, according to Max du Preez,
Every now and again a politician says something that you know will come back to haunt him, and now JZ is really under the pump.
As we chew our nails and watch the votes pour in, it’s becoming clear that allies might have soon have to unite behind a common cause.
We won’t have many more important days in the short history of democratic South Africa than those we are in the midst of. The papers reflect that.
We knew this time around certain areas would be hotly contested, but I don’t think many had it this tight going into the final day.
The DA really grated a few people with their seemingly endless SMS and robocall campaign – but where did they get your number from, and how do you stop it?
No one, except maybe the British, like standing in a line for any length of time. May as well break up the monotony with a few funny tweets.
The DA have come out swinging in some of the more important metros in the country, and initial results point towards a strong showing.
It’s serious squeaky bum time heading into tomorrow’s municipal elections, and turning up to have your voice heard has never been more important.