Faizel Patel, Radio Islam News - 18-04-2019
With the looming general election in South Africa, some South African are in a dilemma who to vote for?
Questions have been raised about whether a vote for minority party is a wasted vote, or can these small parties really makes a difference and take South Africa forward?
Minority parties, especially those that represent marginalised groups, can play a vital role in agenda-setting and raising issues that might otherwise be ignored.
There are 11 small political parties in Parliament that received less than 10% of the vote during the last general election — each one of which is either regional or represents a minority voice.
The general narrative from the bigger parties as we move towards the elections, is that voting for a small party is a waste of a vote.
The Auwal Socio-Economic Research Institute’s (Asri) Angelo Fick unpacks whether voting for a minority party is a wasted vote…
Listen to the interview with Asri's Angelo Fick