Mamphela Ramphele plans to shake up South Africa’s politics

Mamphela Ramphele has launched a party to compete with the ANC (photo:dpa)
Mamphela Ramphele has launched a party to compete with the ANC (photo:dpa)

The prospect of general elections in South Africa has spurred political opposition which wants to challenge the 20-year rule of the country’s dominant African National Congress. It has governed continuously since apartheid was abolished but opponents claim the ANC is heading in the wrong direction, ripe with corruption and no longer listening to the people. Three new political forces are lining up to contest the 2014 general election.

<i>Many South Africans are still desperate for change since the end of apartheid in 1994. New political forces are emerging to challenge the 20 years of uncontested rule by the African National Congress because they believe South Africa has gone in...

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