Online conversations about corruption in South Africa

This social media analytics report focused on corruption conversations in South Africa covering the period 01 May 2023 – 30 June 2023. The report found that the online corruption conversation can be divided into two broad camps i.e. the radical economic transformation (RET) network who do not acknowledge state capture and are ardent Jacob Zuma supporters and those who recognise the detrimental effects of state capture on the country’s ability to progress who typically support president Cyril Ramaphosa. The report also found evidence of narrative manipulation which appears to be politically charged and centres around the different factions (RET and Ramaphosa factions specifically) within the ANC.

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