'South African Poll is About Balance of Power in the ANC'

South Africans are about to vote in the most competitive election they've had since democracy began in 1994. But, despite this, the poll will have far more impact on the factional battle within the governing African National Congress than on the contest between it and other parties for control of government, writes Steven Friedman in The Conversation Africa.

Then President Jacob Zuma, left, with then Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa during a 2015 Women's Day celebration in Sasolburg in the Free State.

Deputy Communications Minister Pinky Kekana casting her special vote at Bela-Bela High School in Limpopo Province on May 6, 2019.

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