The Heat: South Africa and the ANC’s future

The Heat

President Jacob Zuma, attends the declaration announcement of the municipal elections in Pretoria, South Africa, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016.  (AP Photo/Herman Verwey) President Jacob Zuma, attends the declaration announcement of the municipal elections in Pretoria, South Africa, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Herman Verwey)

The African National Congress, the party that helped liberate black South Africans from white-minority rule, is reeling from historic losses in this month’s local government elections. Support for the ruling party fell below 60-percent of votes for the first time since 1994.

Voters are said to be upset about high unemployment and corruption scandals surrounding President Jacob Zuma.

CCTV’s Yolisa Njamela reports from Johannesburg.

To take a deeper look at the election results and what they mean for South Africa:

  • Adam Habib, Vice-Chancellor and Principal at the University of Witwatersrand.
  • Pusch Commey, a Barrister in the High Court of South Africa, and the associate editor of New African Magazine.
The Heat: South Africa and the ANC’s future PT1

The Heat: South Africa and the ANC’s future PT1

The African National Congress, the party that helped liberate black South Africans from white-minority rule, is reeling from historic losses in this month’s local government elections. Support for the ruling party fell below 60-percent of votes for the first time since 1994. Voters are said to be upset about high unemployment and corruption scandals surrounding President Jacob Zuma. CCTV’s Yolisa Njamela reports from Johannesburg. To take a deeper look at the election results and what they mean for South Africa: Adam Habib, Vice-Chancellor and Principal at the University of Witwatersrand. Pusch Commey, a Barrister in the High Court of South Africa, and the associate editor of New African Magazine.

The Heat: South Africa and the ANC’s future PT2

The Heat: South Africa and the ANC’s future PT2

The African National Congress, the party that helped liberate black South Africans from white-minority rule, is reeling from historic losses in this month’s local government elections. Support for the ruling party fell below 60-percent of votes for the first time since 1994. Voters are said to be upset about high unemployment and corruption scandals surrounding President Jacob Zuma. To take a deeper look at the election results and what they mean for South Africa: Adam Habib, Vice-Chancellor and Principal at the University of Witwatersrand. Pusch Commey, a Barrister in the High Court of South Africa, and the associate editor of New African Magazine.

Leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters Julius Malema, centre, smiles during a news conference at the election results center in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Herman Verwey)

Leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters Julius Malema, centre, smiles during a news conference at the election results center in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Herman Verwey)