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South Africa’s Ruling Party Faces Challenge in Local Elections

Like many South Africans, 26-year-old academic researcher Rudolf Du Plessis previously supported the ruling African National Congress. But as local elections loom Wednesday, he, like many South Africans, is leaning toward the opposition. The ANC, which has dominated every national election since it came to power in 1994, is slowly but surely losing its luster amid numerous corruption scandals and widespread outrage over persistent inequalities. And so, many voters, like Du Plessis, say...

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