5 things you need to know about in South Africa today

Here’s what is happening in and affecting South Africa today:

  • The ANC, having suffered a major blow in big metros in the latest elections, is looking at its options – including how to work with the EFF to maintain control of Joburg and Tshwane, and seriously considering forcing an election re-run in those hung metros. A re-run becomes more and more probable when no coalitions can be formed in metros where parties could not win outright majorities.

In other news: On Thursday, all candidates for the role of the next Public Protector will be interviewed for their suitability. The decision to hold all 14 interviews on the same day has been criticised, saying interviewees will not get a fair shot. The candidates will be locked up so they cannot see the publicly broadcast interviews.

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