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Elections 2024: ANC promises to invest in science for development

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South Africa’s politically pressured majority party eyes innovation and PhDs in manifesto

In the run-up to South Africa’s national elections on 29 May, the politically bruised ruling African National Congress has promised to improve the quality of education and transform the economy through innovation.

The ANC, which some analysts predict could receive less than 50 per cent of votes for the first time, vows to “transform society for the better” and pledges in its election manifesto, launched at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban last month, to “invest in the capabilities of all its citizens” through education, science and technology.

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