An emboldened President Cyril Ramaphosa declared the renewal of the ANC “unstoppable” but admitted there is a perceived lack of consistency in the application of the contentious step-aside rule.

“Conference agreed that these [perceptions] must receive urgent attention so that the application of [step-aside] guidelines is impartial, fair and consistent,” Ramaphosa said in his closing address at the party’s national policy conference south of Johannesburg on Sunday...

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