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All international eyes are on #ANC54 says international think tank analyst

Chatham House Africa programme researcher Christopher Vandome explains the impact of the election outcome on international relations.

I think the conference is being very closely watched internationally.

Christopher Vandome, Chatham House Africa programme researcher

He says the media coverage coming out of South Africa and across the world has allowed the leading candidates to be characterised in a particular manner.

One who could be positive for the country's international relations, and one who would likely maintain the status quo.

Christopher Vandome, Chatham House Africa programme researcher

What is the international community really looking at?

I think there are significant reputational risks emanating from South Africa around some of the corruption scandals that have hit the headlines internationally...but there is also an acknowledgment of deeper rooted patronage networks.

Christopher Vandome, Chatham House Africa programme researcher

The world will be looking for a candidate who will tackle all of these corruption issues, he adds.

Take a listen to the incisive analysis of the impact of a new ANC president on international relations.


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : All international eyes are on #ANC54 says international think tank analyst


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