A Tale of Two Manifestos
The political season is almost upon us. In fact, I suspect it would have started in earnest already if it weren’t for the Oscar Pistorius trial starting next week, which is causing a bit of a media frenzy.
This weekend saw the launch of two election manifestos: that of the radical young Economic Freedom Fighters party and that of the Democratic Alliance, the longtime opposition party to the ANC.
The differences in the events could tell you a lot about the parties. The EFF event was crowded, hectic and impassioned. The DA event was smooth and orchestrated, but (as one observer said to me), “they need to work on their singing.”