What You Need to Know About the South African Elections

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  • Democratic Alliance
  • Economic Freedom Fighters
  • Disillusioned Citizens
  • To Vote or Not to Vote
  • Voting Stations
  • Generation “Born Free”
  • South Africans Abroad
  • A National Holiday
  • Security Concerns
  • Security Hot Spots
  • We Want Peace
  • The Results
  • Election Day 2014
  • ANC: The Ruling Party
  • The Incumbent President

Disillusioned Citizens

Despite the country’s new freedoms, many South Africans have expressed deep dissatisfaction with the ANC, pointing to a growing culture of elitism, economic inequality and corruption. President Zuma is currently at the center of a public scandal, having reportedly used more than $20 million in state spending on upgrading his private home.

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