STEVEN FRIEDMAN: Nothing democratic about way ANC chooses leaders

The secrecy of the ballot, and the absence of accurate delegate figures, reduces the already slim possibility that the result will be accepted by the losers

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David Makhura warns ANC will be punished for electing wrong leaders

Gauteng’s premier says a leader who is unacceptable to South African voters will hurt the ANC in 2019

ANC court battles rage ahead of elective conference

Free State ANC members want to block election delegates as the KwaZulu-Natal provincial executive committee faces legal test

ANC court battles rage ahead of vote

Free State ANC members want to block election delegates as the KwaZulu-Natal provincial executive committee faces legal test

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Mathews Phosa’s Mpumalanga supporters drop urgent court bid

Disgruntled ANC members in the province were seeking to nullify the results of branch meetings that backed ‘unity’ in the party’s leadership ...

ANC veterans urge delegates to vote for those who stand for ‘integrity and principled unity’

On behalf of 101 party veterans and stalwarts, Wally Serote calls on the NEC to ‘change the trajectory of the ANC’ at its elective conference

High court turns down bid to nullify ANC Eastern Cape election

Eastern Cape provincial secretary Lulama Ngcukaitobi says the provincial leadership is relieved, but had expected a favourable ruling

CLAIRE BISSEKER: A growth-friendly government vital to avoid future threats

Failure at the ANC elective conference to deliver growth-friendly leadership will mean decades of economic stagnation — or worse

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AUBREY MATSHIQI: Not a simple matter of Bafana vs Manchester City

Two main factors shape the outcome of the leadership contest — the v-question and the g-string: ethnicity and gender

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CAROL PATON: A deal between ANC factions will be the worst result for SA

For SA to escape its downward spiral, there must be a decisive break with the Zuma years. There is no other option

ANC in Free State faces legal obstacle

Ramaphosa supporters go to court to try to stop the province’s 409 delegates attending the ANC’s national elective conference

A Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma win will suit opposition parties, survey finds

Ratepop found that if Cyril Ramaphosa is victorious, the DA and EFF will lose votes to the ANC

GARETH VAN ONSELEN: Judge Dlamini-Zuma by the company she keeps

Bathabile Dlamini, Collen Maine and Kebby Maphatsoe are Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s shadow cabinet of fools

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Extrapolating from Metsimaholo, the ANC better buck up

For the ANC, in many municipalities and provinces, further erosion of support is a risk it simply cannot take, write Karen Heese and Kevin Allan

Thanks, Zuma, for relegation of SA’s economy to swampy global ranks

As the ANC presidency race hots up, a peek at how the country has performed confirms its steady slide, writes Peter Leon

Winner in ANC succession race ‘will have shell of ANC’, warns Nzimande

The ANC’s new leadership will need to roll back what is clearly a decline in votes for the ANC, says the SACP’s general secretary

ANC Conference 2017

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