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Vol 63 No 1

Published 7th January 2022

South Africa

The ANC faces a reckoning on corruption

Opposition parties hope to exploit factional battles in the ruling party ahead of its elective conference in December

The sight of flames blazing from the 147-year-old parliament building in Cape Town in the early hours of 2 January was a discouraging start to what is set to be another tough year. In the wake of widespread rioting in 2021 and armed attacks on industrial premises, an apparent arson attack on parliament raised further doubts about the effectiveness of state security and the police force.

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