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Candidates blog - the public comments

Vincent Maher has set up South Africa's first Local Government Election Blogs allowing local politicacians to blog their experiences ahead of election day.

The Mail & Guardian Online has invited South Africa's biggest political players to write blogs, or online diaries, in the run-up to the local elections, thus providing them with a new means of communicating with voters and promoting debate. All major political parties were approached with this offer. The political parties that are not represented here, decided not to take up the offer to blog. The blogs are unedited and do not express the views of the M&G Online.

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