The importance of South Africa’s ANC party election

This week a new leader of South Africa’s ANC will be chosen by the party and it will have a major effect on the country’s direction since the leader will become the next President of South Africa in 2019. The two contenders are Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the current president’s ex wife and former chairwoman of the African Union, and Cyril Ramaphosa, a former union leader who made millions and is currently the President’s deputy.

The two couldn’t be more different. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma sees everything in black and white terms, calling for a complete change in the economy and eliminate “white monopoly capitalism.” Cyril Ramaphosa wants to increase economic growth for all citizens and wants to eliminate the widespread corruption in the government and state-controlled enterprises.

Whoever wins, South Africa will be going through a bumpy period.

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