Ten alternatives to putting #ZumaMustFall on your protest signs

South Africans are unhappy. This we know. Over the next few weeks it looks like we’ll be seeing wide-scale protests throughout South Africa covering a range of issues, but particularly calling for the resignation of President Jacob Zuma.

It’s been a heavy and serious month, so in light of the fact that folk will likely be out on the streets with similar posters – “ZumaMustFall”, “SAMustRise” etc, (which can get boring and repetitive), The Daily Vox team has some advice on how to create the perfect protest placard.

1. Make sure that your sign is emotive – the world needs to know how you’re feeling.

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2. Even if your feelings are more toned down than others.

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3. Try to be literal and assertive – show your commitment to the cause.

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4. But not too literal.

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5. Your frustration is valid. We could be doing much better things.

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6. Even protests can be fun and creative. Props and puns? Always winners.

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7. Keep it simple. People don’t always have time to read essays.

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8. But big words aren’t always bad.

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9. Don’t be a sign conformist. Critique the commodification of outrage, even in your outrage!

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10. And remember to watch your language. There might be children around – so keep it PG (as in suitable for children, not Pravin Gordhan).

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1 Comment

  1. Jake says

    Brilliant example of exemplary journalism. I wish main stream media would follow your example. I honestly think you could win a Pulitzer. Look forward to many more well written articles

    Good day
    Jake

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