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Vol 63 No 21

Published 20th October 2022

South Africa

Truss and Ramaphosa try a crisis reset

Dogged by chaos and infighting at home, politicians in Whitehall and Pretoria could both gain from the state visit to London in November

The British and South African governments are both struggling to resolve serial political and economic crises. Against this backdrop, planning a state visit for President Cyril Ramaphosa to London on 22-24 November, with its new heads of government and state, may prove either to be inspired diplomacy or disastrously timed.

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