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It’s lunchtime the day after the South African elections and, although the counting will continue into tonight, all indications are that the ANC will take about 65 per cent of parliamentary seats.

This means it will  not quite attain the two thirds parliamentary majority it needs to alter the constitution. However, the votes yet to be counted are those from areas which could heavily favour the ANC.

The DA (Democratic Alliance) will be the official opposition with about 18 per cent and COPE (Congress of the…

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