ANC wins North West by wide margin

2011-05-20 10:02

Pretoria - The ANC led the election race in the North West with 74.99% of the votes, while the DA was far behind at 16.14%, according to IEC results released by 09:00 on Friday.

The ANC got 1.8 million votes, compared to the DA's 395 648. The Congress of the People took third place with 70 231 votes (2.87%) and the African Christian Democratic Party 24 505 votes (one percent).

The Democratic Alliance increased its share of the vote in Rustenburg to 42 785 (20.38%) from 15.69% in 2006, but fell far short of the ANC's dominance of the municipality. The ruling party retained it with 153 039 votes (72.89%).

The Congress of the People received 5 857 votes in Rustenburg, giving the party one seat in the municipality.

Independent candidates got 5 397 votes (1.69%), obtaining two seats.

The ANC obtained 55 seats and the DA 15 of the total 76 seats.

The North West includes the Ventersdorp municipality, the home of late AWB leader Eugene Terre'Blanche, which went to the ANC with 26 221 votes (81.22%). The DA got 4 492 votes (13.91%), followed by the Congress of the People with 1 053 votes (3.26%) and the African Christian Democratic Party with 43 votes (0.13%).

  • cool penz - 2011-05-20 10:14

    Well what do you know.....once again the population votes for the very same party that they complain about (service delivery) each and every day.

      cmtha - 2011-05-20 10:34

      its the only party I can vote for. i cant vote for the DA just because Madam is dancing. i am happy with the ANC.

      Felix - 2011-05-20 10:36

      Great democratic thinking there cmtha.

      Sasa - 2011-05-20 11:04

      CMTHA you rock hihihihihihihihhihihihihihihihihhihihihihihihihhhhiiiiii It's good to know that people like you still exist. Dancing to VULINDLELA NOGAL

      justjulles - 2011-05-20 12:25

      @ cmtha and Sasa.. really you did not vote for DA and that is your reason!!! you would rather vote for a party that is mostly corrupt, and which runs on false promises and no delivery.. it is because of this mentality that you keep living in filth, with no basic amenities (open toilets etc) shame on you for letting your people down.. I am sure that even Mr. Mandela is ashamed of the ANC and what they now stand for.. and yet you keep voting them in .. sadly so Mr Mandela

      Sasa - 2011-05-20 12:30

      U misunderstood but then again, i don't have to explain myself to anyone, so i'm sorry you feel that way

      kgoks - 2011-05-20 13:24

      @justjulles it funny how people like you blame the ANC for the filth, i think the ANC does not empty water on street nor does it throw its rubush right infront of a shack nor does it throw its rubish outside a moving car. I dont think its the ANC that says people must invate a piece of land and build shack where there is no urban planning whatsoever. Its amazing how a person who i assume has an M+3 years of education would think like you do. it boils down to self respect and respect for each other that we as a people have lost. oh most importantly respect for our environment.

  • Pokkels_LOL - 2011-05-20 10:17

    Ok great!! So there won’t be any more strikes/Toy-Toying on bad service delivery in the North West like in the past few years.....?

      Khubza - 2011-05-20 10:53

      Pokkels_LOL, all know what used to happen when people toy-toy then, even if the service delivery was worse, there nothing a black person was gonna do, because if you stand up for your rights as a black person, you were goin to prison. Now people has freedom of expression, hence too many strikes/toy-toy

      Pokkels_LOL - 2011-05-20 10:57

      @Khubza - Please dont tell me youre still stuck to pre 1994...? PLEASE DONT TELL ME YOU CANT MOVE ON!!!! ITS ALMOST 20 YEARS AGO!!!!!

      mixit - 2011-05-20 11:00

      Pokkels_LOL, you can start by moving on ans accepting defeat....

  • PrimeOptimus - 2011-05-20 10:19

    I must say the DA is the clear victor in this elections. They made massive inroads in basically all the major metros while keeping their metros, and even enhanced their support in them. This means once they have control of the metro the people recognise the work that has been done and keep them in power. The only reason the ANC is still @ 63% is because of the massive support by the uneducated rural areas (Eastern Cape, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West etc) and increase in support of the Zulu community of KZN (where they basically found refuge in Zulu Zuma, after the IFP didn’t deliver and after their split). It seems the more people are educated and the increased access they have to information, the more they are moving towards the DA. The false stigma that the “DA is only for whites” is also slowly being broken by their good service delivery. Cannot wait for 2014. It is going to be very interesting indeed…

      cmtha - 2011-05-20 10:32

      shame DA has got a metro not metros...the ANC will always be in control. the ANC control all metros except Cape Town and yet u say the ANC has the massive support from the uneducated rural areas...ANC will rule until Jesus comes back.

      PrimeOptimus - 2011-05-20 10:52

      @ cmtha, Sorry I meant all their municipalities incl. the Cape Town Metro, that is under the DA’s control. Fact remains DA is making massive inroads due to good delivery… People are waking up to the truth.

      Sasa - 2011-05-20 10:57

      cmtha - i couldn't agree with you more. The ANC is for keeps, u know why? Because they can. The DA is just helping them rise even more. They are good competition, we need to get better and better while they sit at the bottom and watch.

      mixit - 2011-05-20 11:02

      @ Prime, the problem with you guys is you think you've got all these political thing covered...If we vote ANC we are uneducated, if we vote Da we are probably the most educated. Check here my brother: The African National Congress took power in 1994, and because of the backlog in service delivery among the black communities, inherited the task of service delivery. Yet I maintain that service delivery, had all things been equal, should not have become a political issue. If in 1994 all the communities, black and white, had the same level of basic services, the politics of our country would have been about economic issues and ideological debates. Thabo Mbeki's government failed to correct the backlog, adopted economic policies that further exacerbated poverty among the blacks. The ANC government of 1994 to 2008 could have gone a long way, with the money at it disposal, to right these past wrongs, not completely, but very significantly.

      Blougroen - 2011-05-20 11:13

      Interesting times - about 23.6 million registered voters of which 22 percent voted for the DA - thats about 5.2 million votes - about 2 million registered white voters - lets presume they all voted DA that makes the DA a majority black party -and the only multi racial one in SA

      Sasa - 2011-05-20 11:13

      mixit i like you - no one could have said it better

      Matsolo - 2011-05-20 11:15

      Dude you are talking absolute Bollocks, Im from Phalaborwa(Limpopo) and the leaders(ANC) there are doing a great job. I know because i stayed in an RDP house for 8 years(didnt fall off), running water and electricity until i demolished and built a better house for my family. Im just saying dont generalise that all people who vote for the ANC are uneducated and all ANC leaders are corrupt. Unless of course you have the inherent white superiority complex, then well there is no cure for that.

      PrimeOptimus - 2011-05-20 11:23

      @mixit, Just as you said, the government further exacerbated the poverty among the blacks. The new government, under Zuma, track record isn’t much different, they are just continuing with the Mbeki legacy. How many reports of corruption, nepotism and squandered tax money do we have on a monthly basis? They are wasting all our money on enriching themselves while the poor keeps on suffering. I think about what Mandela would have done if this happened in his reign. I can promise you that the great man would have never allowed this. The legacy that he and so many other fought for, is unfortunately long gone. Regarding my comment of education, I am just stating known facts. The provinces where the ANC enjoy a majority support are very poorly educated areas. I did not state that all ANC supporter are uneducated.

      Matsolo - 2011-05-20 11:34

      @PrimeOptimus.. Can i also state the fact that where DA enjoys majority support is in rich white areas, i can also state the fact that not all white people and the few blacks/coloureds who vote for the DA are educated(unless of your course you blindly asumme that all DA supporters are educated). Hey catch a wakeup!

      Almaki - 2011-05-20 12:04

      I would just like a question or two answered by an ANC supporter without using the words black or white: Why is it that you are happy to vote for a party which, on almost all levels, is stealing you blind? Do you realise that in some of the poorest areas in the country, money earmarked for development initiatives were spent on items for councilors, or not spent at all? Do you know that this means those councils will not be receiving the same budget for the following year because Treasury sees it as a risk to award them money based on previous performance? When will you really start demanding accountability from one and all in your party?

      paulmandlankosi - 2011-05-20 12:37

      @Almaki, since you have the evidence that they are stealing why don't you lay a charge with the police? Otherwise I will vote them again and again

      simon - 2011-05-20 12:50

      Prime :: I have to disagree with you. I think the results of this election are shocking. Despite the corruption, theft and general greed of this cANCer, over 60 % of voters support them. The only good thing emerging from this sad story is that there can be no further support for protests against poor service delivery. These supporters have had their chance. Now they must accept their lot.

      ShabirS - 2011-05-20 13:20

      @Mxit, you are talking Sh*t. Thabo Mbeki government was efficient even better than Mandela. Zuma bloated his cabinet with additional useless portfolio and at this rate SA economy will be demolished sooner or later unless the find other ways of sustainable source of income which is increasing taxes, tolls which is very unfortunate for an ordinary citizen. For the record I gave ANC a last chance by voting for them, if things continue to slide down wards I will abstain from voting

      ShabirS - 2011-05-20 13:34

      @Almaki. I am not an ANC supporter but an ANC member. For me personally I am happy with service delivery in Lenesia. Have you been to Soweto lately, its a city on its own right. I visited one of my surbordinate's house in the East, I was surprised with the development in the area which was dogged by violence post '94 election.ANC is delivering in some areas but not all but its enough for me to give them my approval

      changeisGood - 2011-05-20 15:20

      @cmtha, point of correction, the ANC will not only rule until Jesus comes, it will rule even long beyond the return of the Christ.

  • The All Seeing Eye - 2011-05-20 10:20

    DEMOCRACY is like 2 wolfs and a sheep voting on who to eat next

  • Ntebo More - 2011-05-20 10:22

    I voted for ANC because I have received a service delivery,Street lights, water , electricity and tar roads

      Bluemas - 2011-05-20 10:30

      Im also satisfied with service delivery in my area!

      Pokkels_LOL - 2011-05-20 10:33

      Then you must be working for the corrupt municipality there…? Pocketing on tender frauds etc…?

      tsek - 2011-05-20 10:37

      Ntebo and blumas, that makes the three of us.....and will continue supportn ANC...........Hell with madam Hell.

      Felix - 2011-05-20 10:37

      Otherwise you would have been in the streets burning public property.

      The All Seeing Eye - 2011-05-20 10:39

      DOn't forget to mention your BEE jobs you didn't dersevre plus the free houses you get.

      paulmandlankosi - 2011-05-20 10:49

      I think, I will vote for the ANC again because since the ANC took over, I can stay where I want including Durbanville in Cape Town. I now have electricity and water whick pay for. What more do I ask for, Viva ANC

      Sasa - 2011-05-20 10:49

      and more is no long associated with slavery thanks to the ANC. You know i get mad when i see a blue t-shirt on black... but then again, the DA is just wasting its time, they have nothing on the ANC...............................................................

      HAD - 2011-05-20 11:06

      Do you and Bluemas also pay your municipal accounts?

      Sasa - 2011-05-20 11:08

      The all seing eyes, ANC is the ruling party, whether u like it or not. Tender or BEE, it all don't matter - they rule so live with it

      sheep - 2011-05-20 11:53

      me too cadres, viva ANC via

      ShabirS - 2011-05-20 13:40

      I am happy with the service too @All Seeing Ass I studied hard to be where I am today and still continue to seek way to improve myself, whilst my white peers expect things to come easy like before

  • biskit - 2011-05-20 10:28

    I Believe the ANC has the country's best interests at heart however there are a few loose ends and bad apples - irradicate this and together we can do more. They have 5 years now to prove to us all - do it not and they shall fade away and make space for a colourful New Age party

  • AndV - 2011-05-20 10:33

    Half of our people are unemployed, Madibeng one of the most corrupt LA in SA, Rustenburg not far away, but still people vote for the rassist ANC. The rassist card and history is the only way they could have won, no plans for the future to improve lives. Rustenburg has a debt - owed for services- of close to R 2 Bill. Isn't it part of the African-story all over this continent? What a disaster.

      paulmandlankosi - 2011-05-20 10:52

      You will always be a whiner, does not matter who is in power. Just get to a psychiatrist and have your brain checked again.

  • Sasa - 2011-05-20 10:52

    DA is 2faced, they don't give an ish about black people, they are trying to use them to get to where they want to be - like the white government in the olden days. Zilla can jump and dance as hard as she wants but i don't buy it.

      PrimeOptimus - 2011-05-20 10:59

      @Sasa, Don’t just spew out the garbage you hear from other people. Go and look at what the ANC and the DA have physically done for the rural communities in the areas they control. Then make up your own mind, of who is doing the better job. The increase support for the DA, in the DA controlled areas, and decreased support of the ANC, in the ANC controlled areas, must be telling you something?

      Sasa - 2011-05-20 11:22

      School or not, bottom line is, 2day you have internet access and freedom of speech because of the ANC. Voting for the DA was a decision you made based on "only God knows" what, but like you said - it's your democratic right..... so go ahead sisi practice your rights and make a fool of yourself, in the meantime, watch the space - ONLY TIME WILL TELL. Y'ALL SHOULD STOP EXPECTING MIRACLES FROM THE ANC, THE WHITE GOVERNMENT DID A LOT OF DAMAGE, SO CATCHING UP OR RATHER DAMAGE CONTROL WONT HAPPEN OVER NIGHT - "food for thought"

      Maria - 2011-05-20 11:43

      Sasa, I will keep this basic, so that you can understand. It's people like you that mess this country up. You forget what Nelson Mandela wanted for this country, he wanted all south africans to live together in harmony regardless of colour. You are disrespecting him!! Shame but you seem to have Mr Malema's racist way of thinking ...... you are so sad

      Johannes - 2011-05-20 12:10

      Maria I must say I have never heard anyone speak the absolute truth like you have just spoken it. SASA I really wish All South Africans can find a way to forget the past. No one in the past can rightfully say that the one was better than the other. There was a war on and plenty of innocent people were killed from both sides of the fence. Don't you think it is time to rid yourselves of this child like vengeance that creeps in and holds back the democratic right of moving forward to a better South Africa.

      Sasa - 2011-05-20 12:23

      It's amazing how u mention uZilla no Nelson Mandela in one page, aren't you ashamed of yourself?!?!? You can call me Malema or whatever else, as long as it's not associated with Zilla i'm good. It's true uTata wants change and unity but guese what, he's loyal to the ANC, which is something u clearly don't practice. This is a comments platform, where people put their thoughts down not disrespect each other, so please don't call me names, awungazi

      Sasa - 2011-05-20 12:35

      Johannes, i don't know but i don't think what y'all are hoping for will ever come to pass. It's a wonderful thought but not realistic, umlungu kohlala kuwumlungu and likewise umntomnyama

      Felix - 2011-05-20 13:06

      Big up Maria, open mind & heart. It's actually quite embarrassing to know the rest of the world read some of these stupid hatefull comments. It seems apartheid worked and segregating the people ensured a common enemy for the common mind.

      ShabirS - 2011-05-20 13:47

      @Maria, if DA was so excellent why is Gugulethu still like that? Let me answer myself "Its because there is no white people living there"

      Maria - 2011-05-20 15:25

      @ShabirS and Sasa! I grew up in the township but was lucky enough to have parents that worked hard and educated themselves and therefore I was educated properly. As far as I'm concerned most black people have a huge chip on their shoulder and blame the white people. Yes black people were done an injustice many many many years ago! I can almost guarantee you that none of you were even born yet you think you know so much! I can honestly say I was not even born! I know nothing about the struggle as I was not there so how can I carry on and blame white people? I have black & white friends and we don't see colour. I did not say the DA was perfect but I like them and it's my democratic right to! The ANC has done alot and yes they are not perfect, they just not my cup of tea, sorry! Do yourself a favour and build a bridge! Make something of your life instead of complaining. This is the new South African so stop trying to put it backwards, all ancient history and this is now boring me!

      Mswati - 2011-05-20 18:42

      Maria we all come from the same sitution. I live very comfortably and voted the ANC with my qualifications

  • IandI - 2011-05-20 10:52

    Batho ba me, lo dira jang jaanong? Lo boutetse lekokonyana le la mapantiti gape, hmm?Kana ga ba itse go busa. A re ba rapeleleng.

      paulmandlankosi - 2011-05-20 11:09

      You remind me of my days at the medical school

      Ching Ching - 2011-05-20 11:10

      What does that mean?

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  • mixit - 2011-05-20 11:05

    You can call the BEE corrupt and jobs for the underprivileged uneducated and undeserving all you want. It's here to stay unfortunately. let me explain something here: Let us suppose, for the sake of argument that the DA won all the municipalities in the country and dominated local government. Could the DA as a government come up with a sound agrarian reform policy for the country? The DA is a white party, and whites own 87% of South Africa's arable land. Can we imagine the DA implementing a policy that would reduce this monopoly over land ownership, even to a fifty-fifty level? If it did so, it would so antagonize its white membership they would leave it in droves, a look for a new political home

      lacisnesnon - 2011-05-20 12:05

      Please provide me with the demographics of the DA voters. There are probably more coloured voters than whites in the whole of the Western Cape. If you can pay the farmers what they want and ensure that the new owners keep the production levels of the farm consistent, then sure! Look at what was recently said about reformed land, most of it is unproductive.

      Felix - 2011-05-20 13:09

      Usual made up facts by people with entitlement syndrome. Work hard, buy land and farm.

  • sello matube - 2011-05-20 11:08

    mathematically it means people are satisfied about the service they get from the ANC,therefore they should not complain.Cry

  • HAD - 2011-05-20 11:10

    Funny, this is also the province with the most disfunctional municipalities. Most corruption and worst record for service delivery. (Like Madibeng.) Many municipalities under Sec 139 administration.

  • ballhead - 2011-05-20 11:11

    As a black person myself, I wonder: are black people just natural masochists, or are we in general just more dumb than other races? Why would people, in this godforsaken (and ANC forsaken) province keep on voting for the same party that has done nothing for them? What is wrong with SA blacks?

      mixit - 2011-05-20 11:18

      I don't understand where you get the basis of such baseless comments. as a black person myself I tend to understand certain things about fellow black people. I tend to analyse and think for the future and not forgetting the past. If you realise or ever driven to the Shacks areas of SA, with your tone i doubt you even know where the nearest location is. the very same people that protest for service delivery were in most cases allocated houses of which in turn sold and went to plant more shack and be the first to toy-toy. don't you find it funny that in those areas where service delivery protests were bad, they voted the most, and more ironically voted ANC. I believe you are too clever to do the math here.

      paulmandlankosi - 2011-05-20 11:18

      What's wrong with you first before you point fingers at others.

      Sasa - 2011-05-20 11:29

      u tell us

      Boerseun - 2011-05-20 11:30

      I'd go with the plain dumb. How the hell can they expect the results to change if the keep using the same old shitty raw materials? DUMB, that's what it is. Masochist?? They do not even undertand that word.

      Bluemas - 2011-05-20 11:38 are NOT black

      Practical - 2011-05-20 12:17

      It seems something is actually wrong with you, perhaps you have serioud identity crisis, or plainly intellectual poverty lets see how the dumbness of us proudly black original south africans kkep the province in its rightful ANC. watch the space!!!

      paulmandlankosi - 2011-05-20 12:41

      Intellectual poverty stricken, can't stop laughing, kwakwakwakwa

      proud - 2011-05-20 12:55

      U are a white person in a white skin, u will call your peers bass and madam.

      Felix - 2011-05-20 13:15

      I think that the majority of the uneducated are scared of the demon whites who's only purpose in this world is to beat down the black man. We can thank the anc for this line of thinking, very good strategy they learned from their buddies the Nats.

      ShabirS - 2011-05-20 13:53

      @Baldhead, My boss (MD) is black and one of the most intelligent person I ever inter-acted with. May its just you who is dumber that average dumb people

  • jonessierob - 2011-05-20 11:26

    dont complain then and expect me to feel sorry,zilla is right youre vote is the key,ith you dont use it, you cant complain.and ith you keep on liking suffering under the anc i deffenitlty didnt vote for them you did

  • Boerseun - 2011-05-20 11:28

    Clearly, the masses voted for a party that is leading the country to civil war.

      paulmandlankosi - 2011-05-20 12:01

      I do not think so but if you want civil war so be it but remember we are all going to lose.

      ShabirS - 2011-05-20 13:54

      Is DA threatning us with civil war, bring it on and see

  • sheep - 2011-05-20 11:30

    I would personally like to thank the people of North West for making that educated vote, the only problem is the people of western cape, but we will not rest until we liberate n educate them , that da does not have their interest at heart. Long Live ANC Long Live, Amandla, power to the people, the people have spoken.

      Sasa - 2011-05-20 11:36

      do't say viva, you'll be "prosecuted" like Julius Malema LMFBAO

      Felix - 2011-05-20 13:21

      I'm sure they'll appreciate your education sheep you sound like a smart intellectual. Sasa in the first post you said you didn't have to explain yourself to anyone, I wish you hadn't because now you have confirmed what you are.

  • ystergarde - 2011-05-20 11:49

    more people should have voted for NP,,the ANC only won because they have big houses..thabo mbeke must leave the precidenacy..we need a new leader...someone like kurt darren...go NP go !

  • lacisnesnon - 2011-05-20 12:08

    There are too many trolls on news24...there is no point in reading them anymore... sigh.

  • Practical - 2011-05-20 12:08

    One does not need to be educated to vote correctly( vote ANC) instead one has to be mentally liberated and intellectually gifted. Again one has to understand how the likes of the NP now absorbed into DA looted SOuth Africans in the past, how the ANC fought to get this country back. look around, these whites are not educated , yet they are filthy rich becos stole from SA in many ways prior to 1994.I refuse to be a victin of intellectual poverty, I may not be absolutely happy with the strides of the ANC to date in as far as service delivery is concerned, I choose to ask myself "have I done enuf to help the ANC dekliver on its mandate, what more can I do", I am a proud beneficiary of the struggle, I owe it to the ANC to embrace what they have achieved, I have a role to play in making them better and bigger, the good starting point is to Vote ANC, I have seen enuf with the white minority, call me a racist, I am a realist, always practical. I can never be responsible for giving power back to the whites, instead, I will sweat my blood off to keep them as far away from power as possible. VIVA ANC VIVA. NW, we did it once again

      Sasa - 2011-05-20 12:38


      Rainbow Nation - 2011-05-20 12:41

      Helen Zille and Patricia de Lille were part of the struggle and showed tremendous courage and principle. You can't see beyond your racist blinkers, which makes you no better than NP's finest.

      proud - 2011-05-20 12:47

      couldnt have said it better myself practical! I refuse to be led by a white person for as long as i live!

      simon - 2011-05-20 12:55

      Practical ::::No doubt NW will now become the best run province with the lowest unemployment and highest standard of living. I truly look forward to this mirage!

      Da@Ismile - 2011-05-20 12:57

      This people claim they care about us (blacks), an actually fact they don’t, leave us alone with our ANC we know where we come from and we know where we going to. VIVA ANC VIVA.

      FutureProductions - 2011-05-20 13:42

      People shouldn't think in respect of "power". The problem with a big multiracial country such as SA is the tendency of individuals to vote for/against power or because the sins of the past of those before us is still ruling our inner being. White of black, the ruling government's as well as the people's moral code is the back bone of any given future for a nation. True progression starts when people are not ruled by men or themselves, but by the only true God.

      Maria - 2011-05-20 15:32

      @Practical, you another idiot, you can't even spell properly. Your reasoning is absolutely pathetic and childish. How can you sweat your blood off ha ha ha! Idiot!

  • proud - 2011-05-20 12:45

    All the white bitter people must get it that the ANC rules and it will do so for years to come. This Madam is racist and just want black people to vote so that we can go back to the apartheid years. For as long as I live I refuse to call anyone bass or madam, down helen down! Viva ANC Viva!

      Splugton Hogg - 2011-05-20 13:01

      Whites are the only contributers to the Rainbow Nation, when we are cold we go blue, we get green with envy, red when angry and yellow when ill, all colours in the visible spectrum. There is no black or brown in a rainbow!

      Trichelia - 2011-05-20 13:20

      Proud, relax, apartheid is a thing of the past......South Africa nor the rest of the world would ever allow it nor want it back.

      Felix - 2011-05-20 13:23

      error error ----- cannot compute...... Too little data. Reboot system.

  • Splugton Hogg - 2011-05-20 12:55

    Ha ha! Sitting on the outside looking in is great! Listen to all the fools trying to convince themselves that the ANC is so good and doing so much for them. Do yourselves a favour and have a look at what service delivery means overseas and then you will see how blinkered you all are (or maybe even admit that yes you are part of the uneducated masses) and blindly following idiots like Zoomer and Mal Emmer.

      Da@Ismile - 2011-05-20 13:04

      Before I compare overseas and SA ,,NOW we can share toilet sit which was impossible before, how can I forget that?

      proud - 2011-05-20 13:05

      what did the white government do for us back then, nothing! Only white had fancy jobs, even the uneducated ones, who only had standard 6.

      proud - 2011-05-20 13:17

      why dont u go live overseas? get it into your thick white skull, its over and a white man will never rules in this country again!

      Trichelia - 2011-05-20 13:23

      Mate, Im white and Im overseas too......I suggest you dont return to SA until you get your head straight and fix your attitude.

  • Trichelia - 2011-05-20 13:05

    It would be fantastic if the ANC's aim was to make SA a better place for all South Africans. There are times I question whether the ANC is trying to bring us all DOWN to the same level rather that bring us UP all to the same level. Yes, we can narrow the gap, but to be left with a non-functioning country should not be the solution. Its fantastic that the DA, Cope and the other parties are out there. Hopefully the fear of losing votes will make the ANC more accountable. I would vote ANC if I saw them moving the country in the right direction and quit creating a black/ white divide, but I dont see that happening at the moment. South Africa is amazing, its time we looked past colour and got on with making it a better place.

  • FutureProductions - 2011-05-20 13:26

    The real truth is that whites and blacks can be equally corrupt or equally trustworthy, it depends on the moral code of the individual. If I recall it correctly, most municipalities gave cheap or free houses to poor non-whites as early as in the 80's. Most of the non-whites damaged or burn their houses down or tend too. Before the end of the 80's, we had non-whites with us on the personnel at Sanlam. And non-whites could buy houses in normally white rural areas. And places like beaches were opened for non-whites (I remember how most non-whites left the beach braai places in a mess when finish). I grew up with apartheid and never felt at ease with it and I wasn't a racist back than. My best childhood playmates were brown kids. When I look back, it looks like real apartheid wasn't a full 20years. It is now 17yrs since 1994 and under ANC rule things didn't improved a lot,accept for a small part of the non-whites, indeed a lot of non-whites told me they fared better before ANC came to rule. And racism is now worst. Anti-apartheid isn't a cure for racism. Racism or not is an inner choice. People will always group together. Before apartheid and the birth of a young Republic, there was the English. They were whites and they were cruel in order to keep SA. Those of you who are so busy mud slinging, remember it was the white brain who build SA with the help of black/brown labor sweat. Both races should take hands and build together and not break down what we have in SA.

  • Kevin - 2011-05-20 15:35

    Shame poor North West must suffer another 5 years of bad governance and all the rubbish that comes with it.I always wonder how some people can vote for corruption theft and utter uselessness.

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