Mashaba’s election mojo is fine and ActionSA is flourishing

The commentariat gets excited about the glitz of stadium events or distracted by new political players like a baby who sees shiny car keys

25 February 2024 - 00:00 By Michael Beaumont

Anyone who has worked for ActionSA president Herman Mashaba agrees that they have never met a harder-working politician. It is not uncommon to get phone calls from him before 7am or e-mails after 10pm to discuss campaign events. It’s a habit he learnt from launching a successful business from the boot of his car, and from being mayor of Johannesburg, where the boundaries between personal and professional were blurred as all attention had to be diverted to the project at hand. S'thembiso Msomi’s assertion that “Mashaba’s election mojo goes missing in action” (Sunday Times, February 18) ( is therefore at best naiveté from a deeply respected media man...

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