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Women Take Helm in Three of South Africa’s Biggest Cities

Women Take Helm in Three of South Africa’s Biggest Cities

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Mpho Phalatse, the main opposition Democratic Alliance’s candidate, was chosen as mayor of Johannesburg, the nation’s largest city and economic hub, while her party colleague Tania Campbell was appointed to rule the industrial center of Ekurhuleni.The southern Nelson Mandela Bay municipality also has a female mayor in Eugene Johnson from the ruling African National Congress.

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