Making sense of national populism in South Africa

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- dailymaverick.co.za | 4 months ago

The latter cannot be easily characterised as either left or right, but both parties are asserting a form of nationalism founded on a strong ticket of anti-immigrant and Eurosceptic policies.

By extension it may be more useful to view the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Black First Land First (BLF) — with varying degrees of racial chauvinism — as national populists rather than left or right organisations.

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