As I’m writing this, vote counting remains underway.
However, it looks like the ANC will retain its majority and the DA will hold on at around the 22% mark. But while the ANC lost vote share and the DA is treading water, there are a couple of success stories in #Elections2019 – the EFF and the Freedom Front Plus.
What are we to make of the fact that the EFF looks to have grown its vote share to around 10% and that the FFP has found itself in fourth place? To me, it looks like the theme in SA is the same as the theme worldwide: the growth of populism.