Mamphela Ramphele may not be the electoral elixir needed to beat the ANC

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Mamphela Ramphele may not be the electoral elixir needed to beat the ANC

It is a South African political match made in heaven: a revered black academic, international activist and former freedom fighter – Dr Mamphela Ramphele - joins the rising, but still largely white, main opposition party in South Africa to lead it in polls this year.

Many believe this is a game-changer of note. Finally, they say, the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) has a credible, potent black candidate to take on the dominance of the governing, but increasingly embattled, African National Congress of Nelson Mandela.

We invite you to read the full article published January 28, 2014

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