The euphoria over the ANC’s slippage below the 50% voter support threshold — and the reality of failed coalition attempts — has told us an uncomfortable truth: that SA’s health, our health, is still dependent on the party’s. And the questions remain as urgent as ever: will it reform itself this time? 

As I processed the analyses and renewed passion in the promises to the voters, I could not get past something I stumbled upon earlier in the year. It was the second launch of Dr Mongane Wally Serote’s epic poem about Oliver Tambo, Sikhahlel’ u-OR, which is available on YouTube...

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