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The real test of Zuma’s crushing victory over the ANC dissidents will be whether the party retains its political dominance in the 2014 elections

A host of policy, factional and personal battles lie ahead for Jacob Zuma in 2013, despite his resounding re-election as President of the African National Congress at the Mangaung Conference last month. Party managers are already corralling the troops for next year’s national elections, which will be a critical test of the ANC’s standing after the crisis in the mining industry, unprecedented protests about poor services and still worsening unemployment.

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Jacob Zuma, Kgalema Motlanthe, Cyril Ramaphosa, Mathews Phosa, Tokyo Sexwale, Julius Malema, Zweli Mkhize, Jessie Yasmin Duarte, Ramaphosa’s route to power, Zwelinzima Vavi, Trevor Manuel, Poifo Ramotlatsi, Thabo Mbkei, Brazil, Russia, India, China

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