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Supporters of the African National Congress at its ‘victory’ rally in Johannesburg ahead of the 2024 general election. Zhang Yudong/Xinhua via Getty Images

Death of a liberation movement: how South Africa’s ANC became just a regular political party – with some help from Jacob Zuma

Never has the future of South Africa’s politics been more uncertain, but the one certainty is that the ANC’s standing as a liberation movement is dead.
Many black South Africans live in appalling conditions with no running water or electricity 27 years into democracy. Anders Pettersson/Getty Images

South Africa needs new thinking for its democracy to work for all

The new governing elite mistakenly believes that the goal of a democratic South Africa is simply to extend to everyone what whites enjoyed under apartheid.

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