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South African elections

Duration:
18 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 03 April 2009

We're in Johannesburg 15 years after the white apartheid government ceded power, ever since the African National Congress has formed the government, in the fourth election later this month the wide expectation is that it will do so again, but as the honeymoon of new democracy fades difficulties do emerge, there are allegations of widespread cronyism and the enrichment of the new elite, crime remains rampant, there have been power cuts, unemployment is 30%.

So what then are the economic prospects after this election, we went to find out at a rally organised by the ANC and the leftwing national union of metal workers of South Africa.

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