South Africa’s unemployment rate rose by half a percentage point to 27.6 percent, official data showed on Tuesday, underlining the challenge facing President Cyril Ramaphosa after his African National Congress (ANC) government won elections last week.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) remains the official opposition in the National Assembly, however, it has been dethroned as the official opposition in some provinces. Spokesperson Solly Malatsi says they need to reflect on the party’s performance in the elections.
With the elections done and dusted, questions have been raised about the IFP president Mangosuthu Buthelezi’s future. But the 90-year-old has no plans to quit.
The Democratic Alliance’s (DA) Federal Executive (FedEx) is meeting on Monday to discuss its performance in the general elections.