Sorting the wheat from the political party chaff

If you want to fall into a deep, dark, pit of despair, take a quick tour of the SA political party landscape.

Among the 356 parties registered to participate in the upcoming elections you have convicted criminals competing with populists who would sell their mothers for one vote; grifters who want a seat at the top table so they can get their snouts into the gravy alongside the ANC; and wannabe dictators who would be happy importing far-right policies and methods to our country...

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