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Katlego Modipane
Misunderstanding Mondays: Does your vote really count?
22H44 MONDAY, 05 MAY 2014
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South Africa's population stands at a healthy 51 million. Perhaps more significantly, the country's population is a young one. And their frustrations with the current state of affairs can be felt through endless and often violent service delivery protests. These outbursts are sure to reflect in the upcoming national elections on May 7. 

The ruling party has become complacent, arrogant even. On the other hand, the DA still believes that the only way they can effect some social and economic change is if they are in power, maybe indicating that they are not yet ready to assume power. South Africa needs parties that are instigating positive changes even before they are given a chance to "mass produce" their solutions to the country's most pressing issues. EFF is a party that shows such promise but its leader, Julius Malema faces credibility issues amongst the middle class (black and white) after being expelled from the ANC and facing a tax evasion investigation amongst other things. This, however, does not mean he will not mature into a formidable leader in the next decade or so. That leaves us with Dr Mamphela Ramphele's Agang, UDM, IFP and the ailing COPE. Agang and COPE are far too young to assume the responsibility of running such a complex nation's affairs. That would be tantamount to parents giving their 10 year old, a high-end sports car to drive to school in, not anticipating the inevitable accident that will occur. IFP and UDM have perhaps not been successful in clearly articulating their plans and policies to all the corners of the country. Their presence is not felt as readily as the others in this company.

All indications are that this year's national elections is the first since 1994 where the balance of power could be upset. With high unemployment, perceived low service delivery and of course Nkandla, there is a lot to consider when voters put their voices on their ballot papers.

It is still most likely that ANC will win the elections and even if it is by the smallest of margins, if the status quo remains, there will be no reform, no significant changes. The DA's much talked about policies, good as they seem, will undoubtedly marginalise the black majority economically as the party's core constituency is the white minority. It is clear then that the ANC can not afford to keep hiding behind the theory that there are no other options. What is not so clear, at least in the minds of many black South Africans, is whether the DA is a suitable option. It is therefore more likely that they will lean towards the new "black" parties. If this happens, the voters will only succeed in giving little ground to opposition parties but not enough to change the fate of the country. Every vote really does count then but less so if the intention is not explicitely to change the face of government...

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