He is a cool guy. The only problem is that he's homophobic. See the parallels?
The Democratic Alliance is the official opposition in South Africa. It also has had a certain perception over the years as a "white party", owing to its membership of white men within its ranks initially. It has not quite been able to shake off these claims over the years, even when they have included more … Continue reading THE TRUE STATE OF THE DA: MY THOUGHTS ON THE OFFICIAL OPPOSITION
When we vote, we have our say. We can either let out our grievances, or we can commend the incumbents on a job well done. We bring in new voices to the political arena, or we send other voices packing. There is tremendous power in exercising our democratic right to vote.
For the past week or so, my favourite question to ask people is - how did you end up deciding who to vote for?
With democracy, we can and should do better. Violence indeed made South Africa ungovernable, but it was dialogue that led to the historic elections on this day 25 years ago. Fear may paralyze us into inaction, but it is only courage that leads to the bravest acts me, you and everybody around us celebrate today.
I was living in mirages, living in a dream I wished I could fulfill but now realising I could not. My mortality stared me in the face and forced me to acknowledge it.
"The EFF election manifesto is.. long. I say that as both a compliment and a criticism."