A photo of South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa speaking to the audience during the official election results announcement ceremony at the IEC National Results Center on June 02, 2024 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

South Africa's national and provincial elections were held on Wednesday to elect a new National Assembly and provincial legislature in each of the nine provinces.

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For the first time ever, the ruling African National Congress did not secure an outright majority in the polls, signaling a historic turning point for South African politics.