DA caught in unenviable political bind

South Africa’s main opposition party is still struggling to deal with issues such as racism and growing its support among the black voters, writes

Roger Southall is a Professor of Sociology, University of the Witwatersrand This article first appeared in The Conversation

THE results of the recent municipal by-elections have confirmed that the Democratic Alliance, South Africa’s leading opposition party, is in trouble. Whereas the governing ANC retained 64 wards, won six new ones and lost just two, the DA retained 14,...

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