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Opposition Party Takes Control of Local Government in Pretoria

South Africa's main opposition party on Friday took control of the local government in the nation's capital, electing a mayor in a district the ruling party has held since the end of apartheid 22 years ago. The victory in the August 3 local elections in Tshwane — the municipality that includes the capital, Pretoria, and Nelson Mandela Bay, which includes manufacturing hub Port Elizabeth — marked a turning point for the Democratic Alliance. The DA already held Cape Town, where...

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