The good and the bad

2007-12-27 00:00

The African National Congress’s Polokwane conference has thrown the country into a state of political uncertainty that will require some deft handling by the new leadership if the great gains of our first 13 years of democracy are not to start unravelling.

That speaks volumes of the “power of the people”, of the fact that the South African electorate, new though it may be to the nuances of democratic politics, is not a flock of electoral sheep to be taken for granted.

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