South Africa Elections Test Strength of the ANC

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South Africa Elections

South Africans vote in the first major election since the death of Nelson Mandela. His party, the ANC is expected to hold onto power, but what are the stakes for the Rainbow Nation?

It’s been twenty years since the end of apartheid. Nelson Mandela’s party, the African National Congress or ANC, has governed South Africa the entire time. But South Africans head to the polls this week with the ANC under pressure. Party leader Jacob Zuma has been fighting corruption allegations, but still hopes to win a second term as President. And, the so called “Born-frees” – the generation born after apartheid will be voting for the first time.  CCTV correspondent Fahmida Miller reports from Johannesburg.
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Fahmida Miller, de-brief from Johannesburg

Fahmida Miller, de-brief from Johannesburg

South Africans vote in the first major election since the death of Nelson Mandela. His party, the ANC is expected to hold onto power, but what are the stakes for the Rainbow Nation?

Adam Habib, Vice-Chancellor of Witwatersrand (WITS) University in Johannesburg joined us for commentary on the South Africa election. He is one of South Africa’s leading academics and commentators.

Adam Habib - South African Academic and Media Commentator

Adam Habib - South African Academic and Media Commentator

Adam Habib, Vice-Chancellor of WITS University in Johannesburg joined us for commentary on the South Africa election. He is one of South Africa's leading academics and commentators.

The discussion about South Africa and its major elections this week continues with Trudi Mhakaya from Johannesburg. She is an economist who is a former Deputy Commissioner at the Competition Commission of South Africa. Also joining the conversation in Washington is Cedric Muhammad. He is a member of African Union’s First Congress of African Economists.

Cedric Muhammad and Trudi Makhaya on S. Africa Elections

Cedric Muhammad and Trudi Makhaya on S. Africa Elections

The discussion about South Africa and its major elections this week continues with Trudi Mhakaya from Johannesburg. Also joining the conversation in Washington is Cedric Muhammad. He is a member of African Union's First Congress of African Economists.