Sipho Mhlongo is angry. The 52-year- old has to drive 30 minutes from his home in Midrand to his workplace in Johannesburg, and a new toll could add about 15 rand ($1.46) a day to the cost of the journey.
South Africa President Jacob Zuma is facing a public outcry over spending of taxpayers’ money on his private home, while one of his ruling party’s biggest allies is threatening to desert just months before general elections.
South Africa’s main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, increased its share of votes in municipal by-elections yesterday even though the ruling African National Congress won most seats up for grabs.
South Africa’s main opposition party agreed to support race-based measures to overcome apartheid’s legacy while maintaining its rejection of employment quotas to give black citizens a bigger stake in the economy.
The Democratic Alliance, South Africa’s main opposition party, is battling to quell infighting over its stance on race-based employment quotas that may stall its recent gains among the black electorate in next year’s vote.