Go vote early on Wednesday so you kan klap some beer and TV the rest of the day!

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We’ve just stumbled out of a string of public holidays, the latest one being this past Wednesday with Worker’s Day and South Africa can now finally get back to work! Oh shit, hang on – there is one last public holiday coming up next week Wednesday on the 8th of May. Haven’t the economy suffered enough?! The 9th of May is probably THE most important public holiday for 2019, so you need to take it seriously. It only comes around only once every five years and it is the only way you get to give input into how South Africa’s affairs should be handled. You need to go make your mark. Go vote!

Back in 1994 people were very excited about change and people were passionate about South Africa’s future and prospects. over 19.5m  people voted that year. Then things started to  fizzle out. The numbers dropped to just under 16m in 1999 and in 2004 it fell with a further 400k voters. In 2009 there was a sense of urgency because of the rampant corruption that started to surface and South Africans managed to keep an unhealthy two thirds majority out of reach for the ruling party. Just barely! total votes surged to 17.7m that year and it seems that the sense of urgency persisted, because in 2014 it surged with another 700k voters to top 18.4m votes. This was perhaps because the EFF were the new kids on the block and made a dent in the other parties’ numbers.

I get the strange feeling that we are now, in 2019 back to 1999’s voter numbers. The general vibe out there is that people are a bit weather-beaten by lies and nonsense politics and that the whole South African election with all its campaigns turned into a bit of a joke. Most people I encounter don’t know who they want to vote for. They definitely know who they don’t want to vote for, but who the fuck are we going to vote for? I don’t even know that answer for myself, but what I do know is that I am 100% going to vote ons Wednesday. I guuess I will make my pick once I have the ballot in front of me. If you’re also unsure, perhaps this list of eleventy-nine registered parties might help.

Please don’t stay away on Wednesday! Go vote! Go do it early, because the rest of the day you can braai, crack some beers open and klap some lekker streaming over the internets. To help you along, here is our top 10 from what we picked off The Plumlist tree.

 10# HBO’s Animals S3
The characters in the third season of the hilarious and fearless animated series continue to push the envelope in a post-apocalyptic New York devoid of human beings. The all-star voice casts includes Jameela Jamil, Carol Kane, Lucy Liu, Michael Sheen, Jacob Tremblay, Tatiana Maslany, Demi Moore, Tracy Morgan and many more.
On Showmax
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 #9 Think Ireland’s Troubles are over? This documentary will make you think again
ReMastered: The Miami Showband Massacre, a true-crime documentary about the execution of members of an Irish pop band in the 70s, throws the current dangers of Brexit into sharp relief.
 On Netflix
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#8 Can Season 2 of Discovery save the series?
The story picks up right where it ended in Season 1 – Discovery intercepts a distress call from the Enterprise. Captain Pike (Anson Mount) beams aboard and takes command of Discovery. Pike’s orders are to investigate a threat that Star Fleet detected – seven mysterious red bursts that occurred simultaneously across the galaxy. These ominous red bursts, or signals, form a central plot device, bringing much-needed cohesion to the series.
 On Netflix
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 #7 Future Man could be the funniest time-travel series ever
Remember when your parents told you that playing video games all day wasn’t a real job? Oh, how the tables have turned. With the youth culture of today preferring to get their entertainment from a wide range of professional streamers who broadcast their digital antics on various media platforms, you can find real success as a professional video game player.
On Showmax
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 #6 The funniest show no one is talking about
The Guardian described Will Ferrell’s No Activity as “Waiting for Godot in a cop car”, but trust us – it’s way, way funnier.
 On Showmax
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 #5 Five sterling South African films to stream
From the bleak to the upbeat, from the delightfully dark to the wonderfully whimsical, these are the homegrown movies you simply can’t afford to miss.
 On Showmax
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 #4 Seventeen new series to stream in May 2019
Looking for a new TV addiction? Showmax is adding all of these new shows to its catalogue in the month of May – and most of them are already up!
 Showmax
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 #3 Wrestling penguins and other sexual fetishes: all in a day’s work in a
There may be an abundance of black leather, studs, whips and masks, but this genuinely funny comedy about the world of BDSM is less about kinky sex and more about quirky relationships.

 

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 #2 We’ll rip her out, root and stem
If you haven’t watched episode 3 of Season 8 of Game of Thrones on Showmax (episodes land at the same time as the M-Net broadcast, every Monday at 22:00), stop reading right now, and only come back once you’ve sat through the most tense and intense 82 minutes of television you’ll ever see.
 On Showmax
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 #1.The Battle of Winterfell in pictures
We sat with our hearts in our throats for the entire 82 minutes of Game of Thrones S8, episode 3, and, to be honest, we’re still traumatised. These images from HBO capture some of the greatest and most intense moments of the fight between the living and the dead.
 On Showmax 
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Our randomized trailer pick of the week

Each week we take a number from 1 to 10 from our list of suggestions and put it through a randomizer to choose a trailer to show you. This week, we go to outer space and it has nothing to do with our top 10, because space is awesome and Jeff Bezoz is the richest mofo on earth.

griffinGo vote early on Wednesday so you kan klap some beer and TV the rest of the day!

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