PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Sheilan
 
Comments: 1
Article views: 213
 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all Sheilan's badges.
 

Aid or Hindrance?

18 February 2013, 15:00

Dr Mamphele Ramphele announced her new political party - Agang. The business woman who resigned as chair of Gold Fields aims to “declare war on corruption” - among other goals.

Hasn’t this been heard before? We all know who the war would be lodged against. All 12 major opposition parties have this very goal in mind – declaring war on the corruption swallowing the ANC. So would it not have been a bright idea for Dr Ramphele to merge with an existing opposition party? I mean, starting a new party means you have to fork out tons of funds and garner support from voters who are not familiar with you (a recent study shows that most of the youth have no idea who she is).

Or does this make the political sphere just so much more interesting? Does it give the biggest opposition – the DA – a reason to try and strategize on making their manifesto so much more appealing as to not lose votes?

Before the 2009 national elections, disgruntled members of the ANC broke away from the party to form COPE. There was so much hype surrounding that announcement and so many people (even those who did not vote for them) wanted to see them succeed. How strong is COPE now? What happened?  So much excitement surrounded COPE, why haven’t they taken advantage of the evidently divided ANC and garner more support for next year’s elections?

Will this very same thing happen to Agang?

So many questions. So exciting to watch. What’s your view?

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Sibulele Lurewana
MY STORY: Cancer can be cured

 Read more...

0 comments 535 views
Submitted by
Jenny Hides
The SPCA responds too hasty

I was appalled to learn that the pets belonging to a single tenant of our retirement complex were recently removed by the SPCA as a result of a complaint of barking!  Read more...

0 comments 951 views
Submitted by
Frank Coetzee283
A compliment for SAPS Linden

There are indeed still more good than bad officers otherwise SA would be in a much worse state so maybe it's also time we start to give compliments when due. Read more...

0 comments 188 views
Submitted by
xchemistx73
Bang, you're dead: Do we need new...

Most criminals don’t care that you need a license to own a gun. They didn’t buy them legally so why would they bother getting a license for it. Read more...

0 comments 229 views
Submitted by
Ruth Logie
Harvey Weinstein: the other side ...

It is not right to blame the victims of abuse for being abused. But in this particular case, there was complicity. Read more...

0 comments 540 views
Submitted by
Mandla Mbekwa Dlomo
Where did we go wrong?

We are all part of the reason why we are where we are today. The power is really in our hands we are the deciders of our future generation. Read more...

0 comments 110 views
 

services

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2017 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.