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Mmusi Maimane is Democratic Alliance’s first black leader; only 34 and born in Soweto, a poor township southwest of Johannesburg, he is positioned to win the votes of black urban voters (Photo: dpa)

South Africa’s ANC regroups as slumping economy boosts opposition

The African National Congress (ANC) remains South Africa`s leading political force. Yet last year’s general elections showed a political landscape undergoing slow but steady change – a process that could bolster the country’s stability. The official winner – the ANC – suffered significant losses, while its main opponents – Hellen Zille’s Democratic Alliance (DA) a...

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