ANC election: it's a numbers game

2017-01-18 08:06

The ANC's election processes are unique in many ways. What would happen if we were to hold the leadership race today – based on the Mangaung figures, asks Melanie Verwoerd.

Make ANC election more transparent

2017-01-11 08:07

An open contest will reduce the cloak and dagger approach to campaigning that has become the norm during elections, writes Mahlatse Gallens.

ANC statement unimaginative and stale

2017-01-09 07:59

If you’re in trouble, it makes no sense to keep saying that “I used to be great and smart”, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Zuma, ANC hindering progress, says Numsa

2017-01-04 17:48

Numsa believes that President Jacob Zuma and the ANC are an obstacle to progress in economic transformation.

The ANC's 'crime against humanity'

2016-12-13 08:23

The ANC government has failed the youth of South Africa in a spectacular fashion and they can no longer blame apartheid for it, writes Max du Preez.

ANC ‘more divided’ than before

2016-11-30 10:06

The one thing that political analysts and insiders are clear on after the ANC’s last NEC meeting of the year, is that the party is even more divided than before.

How protecting Zuma is costing the ANC

2016-11-30 08:54

Deepening internal squabbles, the debilitating race for leadership, an economy suffering under policy paralysis and the growth of opposition parties is eating away at the core of the ANC. Will the party survive Jacob Zuma, asks Daniel Silke.

Will Zuma go?

2016-11-28 09:17

The extended ANC NEC meeting is one of the most important political events of the decade. Will Zuma be recalled as ANC president? Or will a failed motion to recall him land SA in even deeper trouble?

A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn’t like the tune

2016-11-17 11:28

Those who love the ANC hope that this turbulence is only temporary. Now more than ever the ship needs sober reasoning from structures to put factionalist tendencies aside and focus on the enemy within.

The ANC won't condemn its members

2016-11-15 08:58

The ANC is not prepared to back its words with actions, and never was. It has the track record to prove it.


Zuma's main gripe with Mbeki

2017-01-13 09:16

Zuma's plan to unseat Mbeki in 2007 because "public confidence in the ANC had declined”, had nothing to do with the well-being of the party and everything to do with himself, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

ANC succession battle lines drawn

2017-01-09 08:31

This year, expect a personality-driven succession debate that will likely stymie policy creation and implementation as the ANC puts factionalism first and governance second, writes Daniel Silke.

Will the SACP finally come to the party?

2017-01-06 08:41

SACP leaders have so far preferred to play the role of a benevolent parasite that survives on the ANC’s electoral fortunes. Can they muster the courage to make a stand for their socialist vision, asks Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

ANC must preserve its legacy of #BlackExcellence

2016-12-15 09:06

When the ANC says that Madiba was member, they are not saying that to reduce his legacy, but to show that the party is capable of remarkable things. It must be careful to protect that legacy, writes Yonela Diko.

The ANC leadership race

2016-12-06 09:12

Interesting times are ahead in the race to be the leader of the ANC. I am not sure if the ANC is ready for a woman as their leader yet and that may have a huge impact on where this is going to lead to.

NEC not taking a stand will 'retard' growth of ANC - analyst

Following the NEC's announcement on Tuesday that it will not support the internal motion for president Jacob Zuma to step down, political analyst Daniel Silke says the ANC will "lose a year" in revitalising their party before the next elections. Here's why.

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The ANC thinks you are stupid

2016-11-30 08:11

The endgame for President Jacob Zuma has begun, but not if you listen to Gwede Mantashe's pathetic spin, writes Adriaan Basson.

Those calling on Zuma to follow his conscience should find theirs first

2016-11-22 09:53

Many within the ANC have called for President Zuma to step down, but author and political analyst Ralph Mathekga argues that they should have admitted what their role was in keeping Zuma in power.

Motion of no-confidence a tactical error

2016-11-16 08:01

The opposition in Parliament destroyed many of the advances made by those in the ANC who want to see change by pushing for a vote of no-confidence against President Zuma, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Expecting corruption to disappear unreasonable

2016-11-14 09:02

There will always be corruption, there will always be crime, there will always be an elite. It will not be sensible to expect all of that to just vanish.

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