Whoever said size doesn’t count clearly isn’t on the ANC elections committee. The party’s posters, wallpapering Joburg, all but drown out the opposition; a virtually invisible Solly Msimanga, for example, peers from above a larger-than-life-sized Cyril Ramaphosa, who’s grinning like a man who’s just found $580,000 stuffed in his couch.

For the record, the Msimanga poster is normal size. The ANC’s? Well, you too could have a cardboard cut-out of the president in your living room...

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