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It is not a new phenomenon in the ANC for individuals to work within party structures while seeking to undermine policies of the organisation for narrow political interests. Like the Marxist Workers Tendency (MWT) before it, radical economic transformation (RET) is an opportunistic tendency that seeks to distort ANC economic policy. While members of the MWT were Trotskyists, it is not clear what the RET faction stands for apart from its members preaching revolutionary-sounding words that often lack ideological clarity. 

It is not just semantics – there is a difference between radical socioeconomic transformation and radical economic transformation.  ..

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