Africa Once a bastion of white minority, a South African party embraces diversity

The Democratic Alliance, the main opposition party, is preparing to appoint a leader from among its cast of young black superstars to recast its image with majority black voters. Mmusi Mainame is the frontrunner for the job.

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When a fresh-faced political outsider burst into the race for premier of South Africa‚Äôs most populous province in late 2013, the comparisons came fast and furious.