Creamer Media’s website: polity.org.za (South Africa)
The ambiguity of ANC hegemony. It is very likely that the national elections to be held on May 8 will be free and fair and also, that the ANC will be returned with a majority of votes nationally, with varying results in the different provinces.
During the the famous series of battles around Cuito Canavale in Southern Angola in 1987-8, Wiseman, with his ability to monitor the South African communications, worked as a radio operator with the Cuban and Angolan forces defending the city.
Africa’s children are generally healthier, live longer, are better schooled, and can aspire to a better life than those before. However, this modest progress cannot hide the challenge that remains. Hunger and lack of schools is still too common.
People cherished many expectations for Cyril Ramaphosa's presidency. Many of these were not necessarily realistic and may have derived from a sense of relief in the departure of Jacob Zuma, rather than what may have been possible for Ramaphosa to do.