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Slowly but inevitably, South Africa is approaching the end of a political era as veterans of the anti-apartheid struggle face increasing criticism from voters. The country’s mismanaged economy and a widespread realization that the ruling African National Congress has not delivered on its promise of a more equal and unified society point to a realignment in the 2019 general elections.
Anonymous GIS Expert
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...
Professor Jaime Nogueira Pinto
The African National Congress is certain to win the May 2014 election 20 years after it led the momentous change from an apartheid regime to black majority rule. But splits in the ANC ranks have raised questions about the leadership of President Jacob Zuma who is already mired in allegations of corruption. A poor result could be an excuse for his departure.
South Africa spends a bigger share of its gross domestic product on education than any other country in Africa. Yet student achievement is lower than in most of its regional neighbours. South Africa is facing an education crisis and it has failed to uphold former President Nelson Mandela’s driving vision - to provide equal opportunity to the nation’s young through ...
Dr. Pauline Dixon
Freedom fighter Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, former wife of South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma, has taken the helm of the African Union. She is the first woman to lead the 54-country organisation and will need all her skill and experience as a leading South African politician to provide a united goal to Africa’s many differing challenges. ...