The road ahead is littered with risk like potholes on an Eastern Cape road. The scale of this is reflected by jittery markets; in the lead-up to the elections I was phoned by hedge fund managers and bankers who wanted my “gut” take on the outcome of the election. I told them that I thought the ANC would get 45%-48% of the vote, and, like many, I was wrong.

I saw the projections of Wayne Sussman, Ipsos, Victory Research and others, and I just couldn’t believe it. They took plenty of abuse on social media (and some are characteristically vile in return), but it’s only right to acknowledge that they have done a great job...

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