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Look into our proportional representation closed-list system to understand how the power of the electorate is affected, writes Thabang Motsohi IT IS indeed true that there is a good story to tell about SA post-1994 and that a solid foundation has been created to speed up economic growth and win the war against the triple ills of poverty, unemployment and inequality.Underpinning this success is the resilience of our rights-based constitution that has been critical in proscribing the power of the state and the reasonable effectiveness of the Chapter 9 institutions and the economic regulatory institutions.The biggest risk, and indeed an inhibiting challenge, is the pervasive corruption that most people agree has affected every level of the government’s operating machinery. It is also common cause that the growth of corruption (cases) reflects the degree of accountability inherent in our political system.We need to look into our proportional representation closed-list system to understa...

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