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Vol 44 No 1

Published 10th January 2003


Succession issues

As President Thabo Mbeki heads for another term, other regional leaders aim to join him

In the run up to the 2004 elections, South Africa's President Thabo Mbeki has consolidated his grip on the governing African National Congress and its policy-making bodies. His mixture of African nationalism and market economics dominates the party, whose leftist dissidents lost out at December's national conference. There was no serious challenge to Mbeki and presidential nominees won the top six party jobs by acclamation.

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