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Please call (VOTE 18 MAY)

Please call (VOTE 18 MAY)

Naledi Siphokazi Msimang ponders the SMS war waged on her SAMSUNG STAR by the opposition parties.
I am sure that you got these SMSes too; you know, the ones summarising a political party’s manifestos and achievements since 19-voetsek in 160 characters? It seems that my cell phone has now become a hotly contested terrain wherein political battles must be waged. …

Who will get your vote?

Who will get your vote?

Pheladi Sethusa, a second year Media Studies student, attended a local government elections debate held by the Wits Politics Department on East Campus today. She presents a report on the positions put forward by three representatives from the ANC, the DA and COPE.
The topic up for debate was the local municipal elections, which will be upon us in a matter …

He who lives in a glass house should not throw stones

He who lives in a glass house should not throw stones

In January 2010, the ANCYL filed a complaint with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) against the DA-led municipality in Cape Town for the installation of open toilets for Makhaza residents. And for months to come, the ANC would use the incident as the why-you-should-not-vote-for-the DA-card! ANCYL President Julius Malema was on the forefront of the court proceedings on …

Religion (mis)used as the opium of the masses in politics?

Religion (mis)used as the opium of the masses in politics?

Local government elections are around the corner and yes, it is that time again where election buzz dominates our media. I have been bitten by the bug myself. However I am concerned about the undemocratic and unscrupulous (I think) tendencies in political campaigns of likening political affiliations to religious ones. What is it with politicians and using religious connotations in …

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