Something is quietly boiling below the surface. The headline faces of the election are broadly the same — tired, generally quite old — and this is not just the ANC.

Dig a little deeper, particularly at provincial level, and fresh faces start to pop up. Their ability to cut through their elders always seems a challenge, particularly with the ANC (where the whole party, bar some exceptions that prove the rule, seems to move stepwise upwards through the party ranks by age only). ..

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