ANALYSIS | Elections 2021: The battle of the manifestos to commence this weekend

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South Africans will vote in the local government elections on 1 November.
South Africans will vote in the local government elections on 1 November.
Duncan Alfreds, News24, file

With municipal elections fast approaching, South Africa's three biggest parties – the ANC, DA and EFF – will launch their manifestoes in the coming days.

Traditionally in South Africa, these events have been huge rallies, with all the political posturing and pomp political parties could muster. This year, it should be a much more muted affair due to Covid-19 regulations restricting outdoor gatherings to 500 people.

Manifestos should, however, be more than an excuse for political parties to have a big bash, with the accompanying chest-beating and distribution of T-shirts.

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