South Africa, A Fragile Democratic Model? Politique étrangère, Vol. 84, No. 4, Winter 2019
South Africa held general elections in May 2019. The African National Congress (ANC) emerged victorious, but failed to win over a majority of registered voters.
Cyril Ramaphosa, who became president following Jacob Zuma’s resignation in 2018, was reappointed. While South Africa’s post-apartheid democratic transition has been successful, there are concerns about its robustness. Is the ANC up to the challenges the country faces?
Victor Magnani is Project Officer at the African Studies Center.