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The Rainbow Nation Fades: South Africa’s Political Sclerosis

On February 18, Mamphela Ramphele, renowned activist in South Africa’s anti-apartheid struggle, former managing director of the World Bank, and wealthy businesswoman, announced the formation of a new political party, called Agang, meaning “Let Us Build” in Sesotho. Agang is meant to challenge the political hegemony of the African National Congress (ANC), which has ruled with an uninterrupted robust majority ...

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