The next election
The Shrieking Man has some interesting comments on the current state of South African politics as we prepare for next year’s general election. Things seem to be in a state of flux, when a recent survey on the president’s performance producing an unusually high proportion of “don’t knows”.
Anyway, here’s The Shrieking Man’s table of ideologies for the established parties:
|Party||Percentage of vote in 2004||Professed ideology|
|ANC||69%||60% social democracy, 30% neoliberalism, 10% black consciousness.|
|DA||10%||60% neoliberalism, 40% white supremacy|
|IFP||6%||50% neoliberalism, 40% Zulu supremacy, 10% black consciousness.|
|FF+||1%||90% white supremacy, 10% social democracy.|
I wonder how he classifies the Independent Democrats. It’s probably too soon to guess what COPE will be like.