In recent weeks a poster war has developed between two political parties in Johannesburg, South Africa, over the Nationalist Governments proposed Republic.
In recent weeks a poster war has developed between two political parties in Johannesburg, South Africa, over the Nationalist Governments proposed Republic. On one side the Nationalists have put up poster all over the city asking the citizens to vote for the Republic in the coming referendum. The Progressive Party have responded with Anti-Republican posters.
Many of the Nationalist posters read "Republic Yes" and in some cases stickers have been placed over the "Yes" to make it read "No". To the Africans in the city - who will not be able to cast their vote - the whole business has become a little confusing. Perplexed groups stand looking at the posters without being able to make much out of what they read.
Posters in both English and Afrikaans can be seen in every city and town throughout South Africa, but it is in Johannesburg - an English speaking city in the Afrikaans Transvaal Province - that the poster battle is warming up. If South Africa votes for a Republic the Nationalist Government has stated it will be taken as a vote of confidence in Premier Verwoerd and his Apartheid policy.