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South Africa’s 2019 Elections: The Never Ending Struggle

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It is almost 25 years to the day that the world witnessed a remarkable event in South African history as huge snaking queues of voters heralded the end of apartheid and the dawn of a new democratic era. The African National Congress’s (ANC) 1994 election victory was the pinnacle of a decades-long struggle to free South Africa from the tyrannies and injustices of apartheid. Yet 25 years on, the memories of Nelson Mandela’s principled leadership are growing fainter and it will be a far more despondent set of voters heading to the polls.

 

In this note,  we look at a number of election scenarios and what they could mean, as well as look into the South African economy in the aftermath of the elections. Click here to download the article.

 

About the author: Roddy Barclay - Director of Intelligence and Analysis

Roddy leads africapractice's political risk advisory and business intelligence team. He has advised clients across diverse sectors on managing their political and reputational risk exposure for over eight years, and has developed particular expertise in the extractives, ICT and financial sectors. Throughout his professional career, he has spent considerable amounts of time in Africa for research and consulting purposes, developing strong networks and a good understanding of the local risk environment. He is also a regular commentator in the international media on African political and commercial dynamics. 

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