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Elections: However serious the event, South Africans can and will make it funny

1. That moment you realise white people queue

When queuing to get your thumb inked and something feels wrong. Then it hits you: there’s a line of white people and it’s not even a queue for Woolies.

2. The never-ending grief of Home Affairs

That mad frantic search for an ID that’s lost or the daunting realisation that said ID book has expired. Whatever the case may be, in times of elections, Home Affairs is the one place where we know what to expect. 

3. All of the braais

South Africans doing what they do best on any public holiday.

4. When country clubs are open to all the people

No, really.

5. And there’s always something that doesn’t go quite to plan

Sigh.

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