Jump to navigation

Vol 65 No 3

Published 1st February 2024


ANC pushes for elections

We hear that President Cyril Ramaphosa wants to bring forward the national and provincial elections to capitalise on the popularity of the country's case against Israel at the International Court of Justice. The case has won plaudits in the global south, leading some to compare the current mood with the liberation aura surrounding Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress (ANC). Yet South African public opinion is notoriously fickle. The jubilation surrounding the victory of the Springboks in the Rugby World Cup wore off within a few weeks. The same could happen to the ICJ case and the surprising 2-0 victory of South Africa's national football team over Morocco in the Africa Cup of Nations.

End of preview - This article contains approximately 318 words.

End of preview

Subscribers: Log in now to read the complete article.

Account Holders: Log in now and use your Account Credit to buy this article. No Credit? Top up your Account now.

If you are logged in, but still cannot access the full text of this article, email customer services or telephone us on +44(0)1638 743633.