The ANC is getting creative with democracy again. The Durban Municipality has developed a new tactic to prevent dissent, in this case, a protest against the ANC’s imposition of councillors. Those wanting to march against this rather unaccountable (in every sense) process, were refused a permit to march because “there’s no one to receive the memorandum”. Well, alright, the march is still going ahead, with a rally at a different venue, but this is a tactic to watch out for in the near future. And it’s also a tactic that’s bound to backfire. If groups aren’t allowed to deliver memoranda, they’ll end up delivering something far less pleasant. More here.