New political party launches - the SANC

LazyLion

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http://www.timeslive.co.za/politics/2012/11/06/new-political-party-launches---the-sanc

A new political party — the SA National Congress — is being launched, according to a report.
A notice was published in the Government Gazette last month to announce the formation of the SANC, Business Day newspaper reported.
African National Congress spokesman Keith Khoza told the newspaper he was aware of the party’s registration, but did not know who its founders were.
The ANC would file an objection with the Independent Electoral Commission about the party’s name, he said.
Quoting an unnamed government official, Business Day reported that the party was associated with a group which called itself “forces of change” and was opposed to President Jacob Zuma being re-elected as ANC leader.
The group wanted Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe as the next ANC president, and if this did not happen, it hoped to launch a new opposition party before the next general elections in 2014.
Very weird... not much info!

But I am all in favour of anything that carves up the ANC into little pieces! :D
 

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COPE the Second.

It's basically another political party that will gain 10% of the vote even though they have no structure, leadership, vision or ideology. The voting populace has another round to make themselves look like idiots.
 

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COPE the Second.

It's basically another political party that will gain 10% of the vote even though they have no structure, leadership, vision or ideology. The voting populace has another round to make themselves look like idiots.
Wouldn't it actually be UDM the 3rd? COPE being the 2nd. :D
 

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The South African National Congress ....

can imagine the confusion!!!
 

blunomore

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The ANC would file an objection with the Independent Electoral Commission about the party’s name, he said.
Of course they will. They did the same with COPE.
 

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I don't see that name being acceptable. Still, not much info so far, will be interesting to see any serious opposition party though.
 

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Anything to eat into the ANC supporter numbers gets my "I-don't-give-a-fark-thumbs-up"
 

Shake&Bake

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How does that help us? It means there are a number of smaller parties getting votes, but no strong opposition.
Its all about winning the house back, Parliament.

If the ANC loses the majority, change can happen.
By means of the ANC's supporters being fratcured to smaller parties and perhaps giving the DA a majority.
Or to have coalitions in place which would take the majority away from the ANC.
 

Garson007

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How does that help us? It means there are a number of smaller parties getting votes, but no strong opposition.
:facepalm:

This is why we can't have good things in this political system of ours.
 

blunomore

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:facepalm:

This is why we can't have good things in this political system of ours.
facepalm yourself dude.

Many small parties spells constant strife and bickering. What would be best is a strong opposition that can break the ANC's majority.
 

Garson007

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facepalm yourself dude.

Many small parties spells constant strife and bickering. What would be best is a strong opposition that can break the ANC's majority.
So that we can have a new party with a majority and no accountability? :whistling:

The best parliament is a hung parliament.

Not to mention that ideologically, a majority holder never makes sense.
 
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