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The Local Government Elections are over. But what happens to the political posters that are strewn about town?
According to the South African Local Government Association (SALGA), municipalities must make arrangements to ensure that all election posters are removed by political parties immediately following the elections.
According to Imran Keeka of the Democratic Alliance, political parties were given until November 12 to remove their posters.
In order to learn more about what happens to the posters after they are removed, the Newcastillian – Online News contacted several political parties.
Mongezi Twala of the Economic Freedom Fighters explains that the EFF does not believe in waste. As a result, plans are in the works to remove the posters as soon as possible. “Once we’ve collected all of them, the EFF will keep the posters and use the material where we can, such as in upcoming by-elections or other future elections.”
ActionSA’s Faizel Cassim emphasises that environmental well-being is an integral part of the party’s core values. “The posters will be removed in due course and then sent to our national office for recycling.”
Bebsie Cronje of the DA adds that the party is in the process of having the posters removed because they believe in the rule of law. “The posters are then sent to our head office in Johannesburg to be reused.” Further explaining that any damaged posters will be repaired to ensure there is no waste.
According to Alex Liu of the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), as a responsible party, the IFP is taking the necessary steps to ensure that its posters are removed appropriately. He states that posters with photos of candidates will be recycled. “The IFP party posters will be returned to our head office.”
Musa Thwala, Team Sugar South Africa (TSSA), explains he is looking at refurbishing many of his political parties boards. “I will also be giving a number of my posters to my supporters.”
Therefore, as of 13 November 2021, Newcastillians can expect poster-free streetlights, poles, trees and wherever else, like the above. The best part is that all the posters will be recycled and not contribute to South Africa’s pollution issues. The Newcastillian team is all about eco-friendly behaviour.
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