2011 South African Municipal elections

On Wednesday South Africans go to the polls for their municipal elections. Several municipalities are up for grabs. The ANC has been bedeviled by corruption in several municipalities, police brutality. The honeymoon is long over and the time has come for the ANC to realise that unless promises translate into tangible reality their voter base will continuously be eroded.

The DA will gain new ground for certain on the back of a promising performance as far as delivery goes, particularly in Cape Town. Yet they may not make the kind of impact that they hope at this stage.

Democracy needs a strong and sizeable opposition. This is the DA’s goal. Or should be. To grow the opposition.