Daniel Silke | South Africa 2021: Hostage nation

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The next few weeks will determine the  cohesiveness of the ANC and whether the party has the internal motivation to claw its way back to some semblance of integrity and delivery, writes the author.
The next few weeks will determine the cohesiveness of the ANC and whether the party has the internal motivation to claw its way back to some semblance of integrity and delivery, writes the author.
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The country cannot forge ahead when its political elites are engaged in an internecine war of attrition, writes Daniel Silke.

The inability of South Africa to make meaningful strides in addressing both its economic and governance decline is now directly a function of the internal political ructions experienced by the governing ANC.

In fact, the country is now being held ransom by the ANC's competing interests in its quest to dig itself out of the debilitating quagmire of gross mismanagement and endemic corruption. 

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