November, 2018


Ramaphosa holds the aces in countdown to South African elections


As South Africa’s ruling party battles to bounce back from a succession of scandals and extend its quarter-century monopoly on power in next year’s elections, it has a key advantage: a wounded opposition. By forcing the unpopular Jacob Zuma to stand down as president in February, the ANC deprived the Democratic Alliance and Economic Freedom Fighters of their biggest electoral asset. The DA has also been dogged by infighting in its Cape Town stronghold, while the EFF is facing allegations that it received funds illicitly diverted from a failed bank.Read More