Opinion

Direct democracy lets voters, not political parties, pick candidates

18 April 2021 - 00:00 By Herman Mashaba

On Tuesday something new started in South African politics, something that is going to change the landscape in real ways for ordinary people.

It began on December 6 2019 with the "People's Dialogue". It was possibly the biggest public engagement, with 2.4-million South Africans. It produced a vision for SA and among its key values was the idea of direct democracy...

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