By Robert B. Horwitz
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25 percent. Although many doubted the reported election results from the IFP stronghold of Kwazulu-Natal, bringing the IFP into government was seen as indispensable to establishing political reconciliation and outweighed the signiﬁcance of election fraud (see Reynolds, 1994). The South African transition thus seems to have followed much of the model sketched out by the choice-based analysis of democratic transitions. , Giliomee and Schlemmer, 1994; Adam, Slabbert, and Moodley, 1997). But there are features that make the South African experience somewhat different from most other transitions from authoritarian rule.
Mining changed the nature of the largely agricultureoriented South African economy and society. Massive inﬂows of capital and people who ﬂocked to the new sources of wealth led to rapid growth. Mining attracted major investment in railways, as European and American investors scrambled for the minerals and the new markets inland. The great Witwatersrand gold ﬁelds were very large T 26 A R C but of low grade and scattered very deep underground. To make money, mining entrepreneurs had to bring in large amounts of machinery and employ vast numbers of workers very cheaply.
The ANC focused rather on reaching agreement on a procedure by which a democratic government could be formed and a constitution written. The ANC demanded an interim government and an elected constituent assembly to write the ﬁrst constitution. It also challenged the National Party’s dual role as government and primary political negotiator. The congress, or tripartite alliance, consisting of the ANC, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), and the South African Communist Party (SACP), ﬂexed its muscles, organizing mass actions to demonstrate its popular support.