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South Africa: A ruling party at odds with itself | The Economist

At this point, not too much in the recent Economist article about the ANC was surprising. Nonetheless, the fact that Trevor Manuel, a longtime ANC loyalist, who served as South Africa’s finance minister for 13 years, and now as minister for national planning, said, on the record that racism has “infiltrated the highest echelons of government”… was pretty depressing.  (South Africa: A ruling party at odds with itself | The Economist)

Amdist its infighting, and increasing levels of citizen frustration, the ANC is likely to lose some ground in the upcoming local elections, which I plan to write about soon.

About Evan Lieberman

I am a Professor of Political Science at MIT, and I conduct research, write, and teach about development, ethnic politics, and research methods.

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