Dynamics of the South African Electorate

Around election time a sentiment that becomes popular amongst the middle class South African citizens is, “I’m not going to vote…” and many different people have their own reasons why not. However, I don’t think the average, ‘middle class’ folk’s choice to not vote makes much of a difference in the outcomes of elections.

As we all know, there are wide economic differences between the people of South Africa and it has to be acknowledged that the most impoverished are the majority of our population. So, what we have is a majority of poor people who are sure to vote to attempt to bring about change in their lives and an elite rich, who will be sure to vote to protect their interests.

In short, this means that the middle class vote and their choice not to cast it makes no real difference; as the majority of the population are always sure to make their voices heard…

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About Koketso Moeti

Mother. Campaigner. Political orphan. Blogger. Activator. Part time professional black. Liker of things. Lover of people. No sense of humour.