Popular Twitter Accounts to Follow for South African Political Insights

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The South African political landscape is unique.  It can get quite serious but also humorous at times. Through it all – from Guptagate to Nkandlagate to shocking Parly antics which often serve as comedic fodder for local comedians – South Africans somehow manage to go on with life. 

Twitter has a number of South African users who double as social commentators by shedding some insight into the inner workings of the political landscape. Some of them have a knack for giving South Africans a different way of viewing local politics and what it means for them generally and in certain cases, individually.

Here are a few popular tweeps you should be following if you want to know all about SA politics: 

@Eusebius: 

Eusebius McKaiser is a popular author and former World Masters Debate Champion. Known for his opinionated stance and hard-hitting views, his tweets will leave you with a refreshed sense of politics in this country.

@Sentletse:

The highly opinionated Sentletse Diakanyo has been called a “Twitter champ” by Mail and Guardian. His thought-provoking, unwavering tweets are unapologetic and straight to the point, delivered in a witty way.

@Becsplanb:

Rebecca Davis covers important parliament events and always has a great take on politics. Her twitter bio describes her as a 30-something writer, dreamer, lover, lemur, thinker, talker, reader, stalker. She also writes for The Daily Maverick and Sunday Times.

@chestermissing:

Associated with ventriloquist @conradcoch, Chester is a popular character that rose to fame after appearing on the Emmy-nominated Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola show. Known for his frank and amusing commentary, Chester has also been named one of New African Magazine’s Most Influential Africans of 2014.

@Africasacountry:

Providing insightful and thought-provoking material, Africa is a Country is a platform that focuses specifically on the way Africa and Africans are portrayed within the media. They provide social commentary on the latest news on the African continent.

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