South Africa is a democratic but one-party dominant state with the African National Congress as the governing party. Other parties such as the Democratic Alliance govern provinces and municipalities, with some in coalitions with smaller parties.
What makes South Africa a democratic country?
The Republic of South Africa is a parliamentary representative democratic republic. … South Africans also elect provincial legislatures which govern each of the country’s nine provinces. Since the end of apartheid in 1994 the African National Congress (ANC) has dominated South Africa’s politics.