South Africa enters a new, uncertain era in May's elections

- | 4 months ago

Our fragile country may soon have to contend with the peril of coalition politics.

Will this new era improve state accountability and, thus, capability, or will it spell chaos and radicalism? The spectre of apathy haunts South African democracy. On 8 May, a portion of the citizenry, and probably close to only 70% of all registered voters, will head to the polls.

These citizens will not vote for their State President or their provincial premiers.

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