iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for South African elections

Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

South African elections

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.



  1. Image for BBC Business Daily

    BBC Business Daily

    Examining the big issues facing the global economy, Business Daily demystifies the world of money.…

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss