There are many reasons to find the Cape Party deeply annoying, and perhaps the main one is that it’s still around. It was formed in 2007, and I wrote about it in 2011, saying: "The Cape Party, with its quixotic attempt to have the Western Cape secede from SA, operates in a fine tradition of civic blindness — because it’s constitutionally illegal, of course.

"Snide Joburgers will point out that the Cape has already seceded from the rest of the country, what with its ‘one blonde, one vote’ policy and its insistence that Eurotrash be added as a 12th official language. So why not make it official?"..

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