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Vol 40 No 11

Published 28th May 1999

South Africa

Gauteng for Mbeki

The election of a provincial prime minister may give a foretaste of future politics

The smallest and richest of South Africa’s nine provinces seems certain to give the ruling African National Congress a solid majority at the national and provincial elections on 2 June. Yet the arm-twisting which the party has used to pick its provincial leadership has put on show some problems that will be faced again and again by Thabo Mbeki, President Nelson Mandela’s chosen heir as leader of the party and the nation.

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