Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts South Africa Elections 2024

South Africa Elections 2024

October 10, 2023 | 10:30 am to 11:30 am | Africa Program

About the Event

South Africa is at a crossroads. With elections scheduled in 2024, the ruling African National Congress party has to grapple with declining public support and a growing opposition. In addition, South Africa's "neutral" stance vis-a-vis Russia in the Ukraine conflict has caused something of a rift in US-South Africa ties.
 
FPRI's director of research, James Ryan, is joined by Africa Program chair, Charles Ray, Prof. Robert Mattes of the University of Cape Town, and Prof. Victor Ojakorotu, from North West University, Mafikeng, South Africa to discuss next year's important elections and what the future might hold for one of Africa's biggest and most important economies.

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Speakers

Victor Ojakorotu

Victor Ojakorotu - Professor Victor Ojakorotu, who currently Deputy Director, School of Government Studies, Mafikeng at North West University, Mafikeng, South Africa.

Robert Mattes

Robert Mattes - Robert Mattes is Professor of Government and Public Policy at the University of Strathclyde, and Adjunct Professor at the Nelson Mandela School for Public Governance at the University of Cape Town.

Charles A. Ray

Charles A. Ray - Charles A. Ray, a member of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Africa Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, served as US Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Republic of Zimbabwe.

James Ryan

James Ryan - James Ryan was the Director of Research and the Middle East Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI). ; Moderator

Michael Walsh

Michael Walsh - Michael Walsh is a Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Research Institute's Africa Program.