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South Africa Faces a Downward Spiral

Stephen Rakowski
Sub-Saharan Africa Analyst, Stratfor
Sep 26, 2019 | 09:00 GMT
South African law enforcement officers clash with looters during xenophobic violence and looting on Sept. 2, 2019, in Johannesburg.

South African law enforcement officers clash with looters during xenophobic violence and looting on Sept. 2, 2019, in Johannesburg. Xenophobic violence is just one of the myriad problems facing South Africa.

(THULANI MBELE/Sowetan/Gallo Images via Getty Images)

Huge problems, from government infighting to rampant corruption, skyrocketing unemployment and more, have beset South Africa. More worryingly for the country, the ruling ANC has few ideas how to solve the mess....

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