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Taiwan Trip Exposes Cracks in South Africa's Political Scene

A recent visit to Taiwan by a top South African opposition party mayor has stirred debate in South Africa about relations with the self-governed Chinese territory — and has sparked a power struggle within South Africa's own government from the unlikeliest of quarters. Until recently, most of South Africa's local government posts were held by the long-ruling African National Congress. The ANC prides itself on party discipline and cohesiveness, and as a result, held a virtual lock...

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