There was no official start to election season, but campaigning is already in full swing. In a few weeks, there will be advertisements, billboards, posters, pamphlets and spam messages in your inboxes, all attempting to penetrate your conscience and influence your perception.
There will, of course, be a lot of bluster from political leaders, doing their best to discredit other parties and making the case as to why you should vote for them. There will be plenty of election promises about what they will be doing for you - most of which falls through the cracks after the election. But what do the two major parties, the ANC and the DA, need to achieve? And why?
If politicians had to write election wish lists, what would they say? Of course they all want people to vote for them and not to be humiliated with negligible numbers buying what they were selling.
There is a range of new and existing small political parties hoping to win a significant number of votes to guarantee them seats in Parliament. When the votes start rolling in, there will, of course, be interest in how parties such as Julius Malema's Economic Freedom...