NATASHA MARRIAN: 2021: A voter quandary
The way the political landscape is shifting in SA now, there will be little in the way of electoral options in the next local government elections
The year is 2021. South Africans are heading to the polls to cast their ballots in the fifth democratic local government elections. They are faced with an acute problem: who to vote for in a political landscape dominated by mediocrity and ineptitude, mismanagement of the economy and the collapse of services.
Back in 2019, it had become clear that President Cyril Ramaphosa’s clean-up project was set to be a lengthy, fraught process, weakened further by a divided ANC and a surprisingly ineffectual president.