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Manifesto Mayhem (all you need to know)

Daily Maverick’s information pack, Manifesto Mayhem, details the need-to-knows of the 12 leading political parties’ manifestos. Associate editor Ferial Haffajee highlights the good, the bad and the ugly with a special focus on jobs, crime, corruption and energy. Now available as a deck of cards, we bring you a ‘get-informed-quick’ scheme – and it really does work.

With Voting Day around the corner, we’ve got something that might tickle your fancy: a deck of cards. Yes, you read that right. Fellow voters, let me introduce you to Daily Maverick’s Manifesto Mayhem

At Daily Maverick, we know all too well that a healthy democracy is maintained by the participation of its people. We also know that getting people to go out and vote is no easy task, but we are always up for the challenge. The political landscape is dense; big names posturing as heroes frustrate us and election fatigue is at an all-time high. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, you’re not alone. But don’t fret. We come bearing gifts.

There are no two ways about it: manifestos are taxing to read and rarely riveting. After a long day of work, or even play, a party manifesto is hardly going to be your first choice for a little light reading. So, we did it for you. 

Manifesto Mayhem details the good, the bad and the ugly (with a special focus on jobs, crime, corruption and energy) contained in each of the 12 leading political parties’ manifestos. All of this, plus a few reality checks from our very own associate editor Ferial Haffajee. 

These cards, each dedicated to a party, are designed to be grasped quickly and shared easily. 

Tell your friends and your family, because we aim to make this voter resource as accessible as possible. 

Happy voting! DM

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