In May, South Africans should use the act of voting to commit to building the nation.

The ground troops are being armed with T-shirts and leaflets. Social media platforms have mobilised for the aerial battles. Billboards are conscripted like artillery battalions for the coming festival of democracy.

The 30th anniversary of SA’s freedom promises to be an occasion for this rancorous nation to renew its vow to continue to build the democracy Nelson Mandela described as “the common achievement of all humanity”.

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