African National Congress

Will Ramaphosa V deliver?

THE life of Cyril Ramaphosa, just like that of any adult who has been around for several decades, can be divided into several phases. FILE -- In this Wednesday, July 5, 2017 file photo South Africa's deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, takes a selfie at the end of the ANC's policy conference in Johannesburg, South [...]

2017-12-28T16:16:19+02:00December 28th, 2017|

Time for the ANC to eat humble pie

THE African National Congress has occupied a huge space in the minds of many South Africans over many decades.  It could also be argued that at one stage, it carried more hope than all other anti-apartheid movements combined that the vicious apartheid system would one day be crushed and replaced by something more humane, more [...]

2017-08-08T16:58:39+02:00August 8th, 2017|

Political arrogance will sink us all

RECENT and ongoing developments in South Africa provide us, day in and day out, with ample opportunities to witness the levels of political arrogance we’ve come to be bathed in by our leaders. And we’re all complicit in it.  To get here, it took only two decades of too many easy, predictable, electoral wins fueled [...]

2016-04-13T08:48:48+02:00April 13th, 2016|

ANC can’t afford to function in silos

IT HAS always been said, and most of us have come to accept, that the ruling African National Congress is like a broad church which, while apparently held together by a strong historical glue, is also characterised by occasional philosophical skirmishes that are often on the verge of tearing it apart.  Breakaway groups have been [...]

2016-03-16T08:44:14+02:00March 16th, 2016|
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