EDITORIAL | Please don’t forget about us now that you’ve been elected
While turnout was low, those who made the effort to vote deserve representatives who are performance orientated
Now that the die is cast, all the campaigning has stopped and the Independent Electoral Commission will announce the winners and losers in less than 48 hours, this is not the time to stop listening to voters.
If anything, it is more important now to pause and listen intently to what South Africans are saying about how our democracy, with its limitations, is serving or failing them.
On Monday, many came out in numbers, defying inclement weather in the Western Cape and particularly early summer scorching heat in Gauteng, to elect their public representatives. Naturally, some were happy with their ward representatives, while others wanted change. All wanted to be heard. ..