Elections 2021: Where will fed-up voters make their mark?

A palpable sense of change rested over South Africa at the beginning of August 2016. 

The ANC — long considered an immovable political constant — had just endured a bruising election. At the zenith of what would come to be known as the “Zuma years”, the party’s popularity tumbled by 8.04%.

The Democratic Alliance and Economic Freedom Fighters were well positioned to capitalise on the loosened grip of the ruling party. Their relative successes altered the landscape of the country’s metros and set up their future effect on local government

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Luke Feltham
Luke Feltham is a features writer at the Mail & Guardian

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