South Africa: Political parties make their final campaign push before elections | The Africa Report.com
Over 40 candidates make a final push as South Africa’s 8 May election looms…
In one week, South African general elections to will be taking place to determine who gets what seats in their National Assembly, who gets the presidency, and who controls the local/regional legislatures and municipal/provincial government. This is going to be a pretty important one, since the entire South African electric grid is projected to fail within a matter of years, and the past two decades of ANC corruption and theft has brought much of the economic, governmental, and physical infrastructure very close to a point of catastrophic failure. Whatever government gets elected to power will have to shoulder the burden of sorting out this mess, or else take the blame when the electric grid completely breaks down and the country collapses into the kind of civil unrest, rioting, and violence that will make Venezuela look civilized.
So right now, it's not looking so perfect for the two biggest parties according to last minute national polling.
ANC standing at 56.9% in the latest poll, down from 62.2% in the last national election (2014)
DA at 15% in the latest poll, down from 22% in the last election
EFF at 9.5%, up from 6.4% in the last election
ANC doesn't really care where the country goes, so long as their party leadership can continue to get fat and wealthy from gross corruption and theft of state funds and institutions. They don't have any strong commitment or incentive to actually fix the country's problems since they all have their money safely tucked away in offshore accounts and overseas homes/investments, they just coasting on 20 yr old name recognition from the time of Nelson Mandela
DA is only marginally better, they also won't protest the status quo because they can't shake the boat too much for fear of losing the white liberal voting bloc and their black voters, but that's just as bad because at this point the situation does require substantial change to fix anything meaningful, and DA is too establishment to effect that kind of change. Also they have vapid Youtuber Renaldo "Hose" Gouws standing for MP in the Cape, so don't vote for DA unless you want the white South African equivalent of Sargon to be in any position of power (also he has the dress and mannerisms of Keemstar and vapes, so yeah, just don't)
EFF is just the ANC without the polite facade of at least trying to deny their aim of stealing state resources and benefiting from corruption. Although they claim land expropriation without compensation is their priority, they just intend to seize land to enrich their party leadership; none of the black masses will ever see a cent of that stolen property, and some of the more educated ones are waking up to it, since every day they see the EFF leadership going around in expensive cars and designer clothes while the party base is poor as ever.
Although ANC will probably be able to cobble together a governing majority according to the 56.9% polling data, there is still a pretty good outlook for the small parties that could actually bring positive reform to the country if they can just get enough seats in the parliament to become a part of a ruling coalition. Apparently a large demographic of black youths are disaffected with ANC and defecting to EFF or smaller radical parties like BLF, and safe to say, without Zuma at ANC's helm, the ANC isn't going to get much of the Zulu vote.
In terms of regional government, ANC is looking very poor in KZN due to the Zulu defection, so IFP will probably take KZN and make Based Zulus meme a reality.
EFF is making a lot of inroads in the densely populated provinces of the Rand, so that also will eat away at ANC's ability to contest DA's control of the urban centers like Johannesburg.
In the Cape, hopefully DA stranglehold rule can be shaken up by the new Cape Party, which seeks Cape independence in order to keep the rest of South Africa from taking down the most substantially developed and adequately maintained portion of the country in the inevitable collapse. It will definitely be an uphill battle though, because many dumb boomers think that voting Cape Party will split the vote and help ANC, even though South Africa has proportional representation and not a first-past-the-post system. Also Cape Party might be able to get some support from Cape Coloured population, and best of all they have a strong meme game. They came from being a literal joke party into having a real chance to get some seats in the Cape legislatures.
The other small parties won't be able to make much of an impact on the regional governments, but at least they might be able to swing the balance in the National Assembly. I'm talking about parties like Freedom Front Plus and National Front. The latter explicitly endorses the establishment of the Afrikaner ethnostate, and the former is doing a lot of good work to try to address the problem of farm murders and ethnic cleansing.
Apparently some boomers are shilling hard for ZACP, the Ancap party, but they don't have any practical plan for influencing government and beware that if they get 60k votes (enough for two seats), they will also get a pozzed social media personality into parliament, namely Roman Cabanac. Also their party logo is a purple cow, so it's got some literal Golden Calf, Moloch undertones going on.
Accelerationists should be pleased that BLF, the most virulently racist pro-black, pro-land seizure party, has passed the electoral litigation trial over their ban on non-black membership and will be appearing on the paper ballot unless the Freedom Front Plus's appeal goes through in the next week. If these guys get a hand in a ruling coalition, the country can have civil war inside a week and everybody can get their own ethnostate within a few months instead of dragging out the inevitable collapse over many years.