Vexed geopolitical issues likely to create fault lines in new SA administration

The leading parties have starkly divergent positions on crucial geopolitical issues, but the ANC must take the lead in advancing SA’s interests on the world stage

09 June 2024 - 00:00 By David Monyae

In a vibrant multiparty democracy such as exists in South Africa, almost all policy issues are fiercely contested by political parties along ideological lines. Foreign policy, far from being the exception to the rule, is an area where it is expected intense contestation will occur in a coalition government. This is because a country’s foreign policy is a reflection of how its leaders define the nation’s interests and identity, and these are often grounded in the leadership’s ideological orientation...

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