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July 10, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Anti-apartheid activist Mamphela Ramphele launches her new political party "Agang" to challenge South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) in Pretoria, June 22, 2013. (Mike Hutchings/Courtesy Reuters) South Africa’s Mamphela Ramphele Leaves Politics

Mamphela Ramphele, the founder of the political party AgangSA (Agang is the northern Sotho word for ‘build’) in 2013, announced on July 8 that she is leaving politics. Agang did poorly in the May 7 …

February 4, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa- Zille and Ramphele Fits and Starts in South Africa’s Journey Toward Non-Racial Democracy

The collapse of a short-lived, and much ballyhooed, presidential candidacy by Mamphela Ramphele on the Democratic Alliance (DA) ticket appears to be a “fit” rather than a "start” in South Africa’s mo…

October 24, 2013

South Africa
Africa - Ramphele with hat, of sorts New South African Opposition Party Focuses on African National Congress’ Corruption

Mamphela Ramphele’s new political party, AgangSA is making high level corruption a political issue in the run-up to South Africa’s 2014 national elections. Her party has called for a minimum sentence…

September 27, 2013

South Africa
Africa - AgangSA Rally New South African Political Party AgangSA Gets Support from an Unexpected Quarter

There are two new political parties on the South African firmament designed to appeal to black voters disenchanted with the ruling African National Congress (ANC). One is AgangSA, founded by anti-apa…

April 28, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Youth worker Nathaniel Groep, 19, stands in front of flats outside his home in Mannenberg, a gang-ravaged township, in Cape Town April 18, 2014. Nathaniel said, "Every vote counts, particularly for young people. For our generation there are new possibilities and maybe we can build a brighter future. The issues I would like to see addressed are gangsterism, peer pressure and the lack of work opportunities". South Africa’s May 7 Elections and What I Will Be Watching

There seems to be a good deal of genuinely democratic ferment in South Africa, and the post-apartheid political mold may be breaking apart. South Africa’s new political directions may be clearer by t…

February 13, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
ANC's Deputy President Jacob Zuma puts on his reading glasses during the opening of a leadership conference in Polokwane December 16,2007. South Africa’s Upcoming Elections

Election day will be May 7, South Africa’s first after the death of Nelson Mandela. Conventional wisdom is that they will be the most competitive elections in the country’s post-apartheid history. M…

April 23, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Economic Freedom Fighters South Africa’s May National Elections a Watershed? Not Yet

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) is in decline, but it will most likely win the upcoming elections on May 7. Many voters are angry over its corruption, symbolized by public money…

July 8, 2014

South Africa
Cape Town Mayor Says Clean Government and Pro-Business Policies Are Keys to Development

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille joins Ann Cooper of Columbia University to offer her thoughts on recent events in South African politics.

July 8, 2014

South Africa
Cape Town Mayor Says Clean Government and Pro-Business Policies Are Keys to Development

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille joins Ann Cooper of Columbia University to offer her thoughts on recent events in South African politics.

July 8, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
Anti-apartheid activist Mamphela Ramphele launches her new political party "Agang" to challenge South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) in Pretoria, June 22, 2013. Political Ferment in South Africa

South African politics recently appears to be entering a period of flux. The opportunity for change is signaled by national icon Nelson Mandela’s serious illness. The media is regularly reporting tha…