Do you think things in SA would significantly change if the DA came into power?

ForceFate

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Another thing which I have noticed about the DA recently is that if you are a black person who has classical liberal views, it is pretty much a ticket towards being fast-tracked up the party's ranks. I won't name her but there is actually one social media commentator (black female) who used to write typically classical liberal messages on Twitter and she mentioned that the DA contacted her.
She has since joined ZACP
 

ForceFate

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Extremely unlikely the DA would be as bad as the ANC. They certainly couldn't be worse, so why not give them a try?

At the very least they'd respect the core pillars of our democracy.
They're all politicians. Given enough power, they all behave the same way.
 
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Any change in the status quo would benefit South Africans. The ANC's biggest problem is the belief and practice that to the electorate they are infallible. I think spending 5 years on the opposition benches would significantly change that for them as it has done sort of in Gauteng where they have realised they need to govern to win elections.
 

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Clean audits, job creation, efficiently run municipalities. Yes they would be better, vastly better... Unfortunately the average voter doesn't consider the facts but is absorbed rather with the racial demographic of the respective parties and votes along racial lines.

So, as you were...
 

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Either things stay the same or they get better. May as well take the chance.
I agree with taking a chance. However, I don't put my faith in them. Some have never worked a day in their lives and are to far detached from reality. They're mostly in it for the monthly salary and perks.
 

genetic

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#47
You are DELUSIONAL
I suggest you get back on your meds;

City of Cape Town gets thumbs up from Moody’s. The rating agency also viewed the development of the City’s Draft Water Strategy as favourable. The City’s mayoral committee member for finance, Ian Neilson, said good rating opinions were crucial for prudent financial planning as the better the rating, the lower the interest charged on debt.
https://citizen.co.za/business/business-news/2103664/city-of-cape-town-gets-thumbs-up-from-moodys/
 

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For the vast majority of citizens in this country, this country was already in the ground even before the ANC took over. Actually for most, it is better as compared to 30 years ago.
What utter rubbish.
Everything worked, and there was excellent service delivery.
The sub stations were regularly serviced and maintained.
The transformer oils were filtered and cleaned on a scheduled basis, so they wouldn't blow up like they do today
Roads and street lights were maintained.
The city was clean.
Telkom worked
SAA was run efficently.
Eskom was properly run
In actually fact most if not all SOE's were run efficiently
We had enough dams for water.
Railways worked "Spoornet in the old days"
Do you want any more answers.
 

genetic

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For the vast majority of citizens in this country, this country was already in the ground even before the ANC took over. Actually for most, it is better as compared to 30 years ago.
As a journalist you should have done your research. All opinion and no fact checking.
 

Techne

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#51
GIGO.
Chuck low IQ barbarians into the political system and you will get low IQ barbaric politicians no matter the party.
 

krycor

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#52
Honestly.. on a municipal level yes.. national level no.

National government is best served by coalition where in the gov stays out of business and reduces function such that the actual government is small.. see Nzl as an example.

Municipal yes because it’s where most fraud happens.
 

newjourno

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What utter rubbish.
Everything worked, and there was excellent service delivery.
The sub stations were regularly serviced and maintained.
The transformer oils were filtered and cleaned on a scheduled basis, so they wouldn't blow up like they do today
Roads and street lights were maintained.
The city was clean.
Telkom worked
SAA was run efficently.
Eskom was properly run
In actually fact most if not all SOE's were run efficiently
We had enough dams for water.
Railways worked "Spoornet in the old days"
Do you want any more answers.
What you said applies to like 10% of the population at the time. You forgot to mention that the education system at the time was also designed to keep 90% of the population in poverty.
 

genetic

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A basic understanding of Bantu education would prove that.
Results prove otherwise. Maybe you, as the wannabe journalist, should have a basic understanding of that.

Pretoria - The apartheid-era Bantu education system was much better than the current education regime, a Wits academic said in Pretoria on Thursday.

"It was far better in terms of quality than the education that our kids are receiving nowadays. That is where the problem is," Rabelani Dagada, a lecturer at Wits Business School, told a debate on affirmative action.
The current education system is worse compared to Bantu Education. At least under Bantu Education books, regardless of their quality, were on time. Under that deplored system the pass rate for matric, per subject, was not lowered to 30%. If Bantu Education was bad, what about the low literacy and numeracy rates in the current system?
https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Bantu-education-was-better-academic-20130815

https://www.news24.com/MyNews24/Why-Bantu-Education-was-better-20120628

https://www.iol.co.za/news/politics/education-today-worse-than-bantu-education-maimane-2035415
 
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