Former City of Johannesburg Mayor, Herman Mashaba’s political party, Action SA, conducted a door to door campaign in Ivory Park (Ward 133) on Tuesday, 11 May 2021. Action SA volunteers were talking to residents about “Direct Democracy” and how community members can take back their political power through the first ever candidate election in South Africa.

Action SA is the first political party to open its electoral process to the public. Ordinary community members may register as PR Councillors, Ward Councillors or even Mayoral Candidates.

The party last month unveiled its candidate election system which seeks to give South Africans the power to directly elect the candidates they want to represent Action SA on the ballot papers in the coming local government elections.

Action SA has argued that its candidate election system puts power in the hands of communities who would otherwise give their votes to political parties and be given ineffective candidates in return. Once candidates apply for an opportunity to represent their cities, they will be put to the test by residents of every ward through open debates.

Mavis Nene who is a Councillor Candidate for Ward 133 appealed to community members to vote for Action SA. Her plea is that South Africans vote for ActionSA so that Herman Mashaba can afford them better opportunities of employment as he did with the security gaurds as he insourced when he was a mayor.

Registration is currently open with both prospective candidates and voters are able to register at

The African National Congress (ANC), Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and Democratic Alliance (DA) are yet to elect Ward Councillor candidates. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced 27 October 2021 as the day when Local Government Elections will be held.

Mavis Nene Action SA, Ward 133 Councillor Candidate

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