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South Africa’s Political Elite and Its Political Objectors

  • Simone Claar
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Abstract

The chapter elaborates on the most relevant political parties in the South African relationship of forces. The class fractions of the political elite, mainly the African National Congress and its alliance partners the South Africa Communist Party and the Congress of South African Trade Unions, are differentiated between various fractions like class-based or liberal. In addition, the opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, is analysed and it is evident that it is increasing its political relevance through the elections. All of the identified class fractions are connected to the economic and trade policy.

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