LIVE ELECTION BLOG: Day Two of Special Votes Coming to an End

The 2021 local elections will be held on November 1, 2021, to elect the councils of all district, metropolitan and local municipalities in each of South Africa’s nine provinces.

Local government elections 2021

The next elections – in less than a week now – will mark the sixth municipal elections in South Africa since the dawn of democracy in 1994.

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Earlier this week, Ramaphosa said the elections are an opportunity for people to make their voices heard on the most pressing issues affecting their daily lives.

Ultimately, any election is about trust – President Ramaphosa.

Voters will choose from over 94,000 candidates, including those from political parties and independent candidates.

Bored, contemptuous and gatvol

This is the description of the average South African voter (excluding ANC elites, sycophants and dependents, of course).

The biggest problem with this is that political parties are unaware of this grim situation, or ignore it.

Maybe President Cyril Ramaphosa, who recently admitted to making mistakes but promising never to make them again, has an idea.

However, he also knows that in many rural and low-income areas that traditionally support the ANC, people’s apathy is resolved through welfare payments.

By: Shelley Loe and Russel Crystal – Read more here: Will South African politicians feel the wrath of ‘bored’ and ‘gatvol’ citizens?

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