Local government elections in South Africa have traditionally been characterised by low voter turnout.
The recent election has shown again that the extremism which worries democrats in much of the world has little traction in South Africa.
Why do once mighty political parties sometimes collapse? Two reasons that have driven some into obscurity are corruption and conflicts within the party. The ANC suffers from both.
The FF+'s constituency is overwhelmingly Afrikaner white Protestants. But, it appears to have made inroads among coloured conservatives.
The South African pressure group Afriforum and its allies want to be the only voices speaking on behalf of Afrikaners.