SA’s toxic mix of white fear and black political entrepreneurialism

Voters make their choices on the basis of ‘low information rationality’, in an ideological vacuum, while aspirant leaders use elections to acquire wealth and status

26 May 2024 - 00:00 By Paulus Zulu

Apart from the first democratic elections in April 1994, there has never been, and probably never will be, as much euphoria about the national and provincial elections in South Africa than what we are witnessing in the current frenzy around the upcoming general elections...

There’s never been a more important time to support independent media.

From World War 1 to present-day cosmopolitan South Africa and beyond, the Sunday Times has been a pillar in covering the stories that matter to you.

For just R80 you can become a premium member (digital access) and support a publication that has played an important political and social role in South Africa for over a century of Sundays. You can cancel anytime.

Already subscribed? Sign in below.

Questions or problems? Email or call 0860 52 52 00.

Would you like to comment on this article?
Sign up (it's quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.