#ANC54 South Africa 

6 tasks for the newly elected ANC president

With teary eyes and a beaming expression after learning he was the new ANC president, Cyril Ramaphosa and his supporters sighed relief knowing their victory had probably saved the party they so dearly loved from a continuation of the Zuma dynasty that had brought the ANC into such disrepute over the past ten years. But while it was a time worth celebration and unity, no one could erase the thoughts at the back of their mind of the daunting tasks that lay ahead for the new President. Ramaphosa, who campaigned…

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#ANC54 South Africa 

Zuma’s final hustle to protect the family dynasty

In an unexpected announcement that preceded the ruling party’s highly contested national conference, President Zuma informed the nation that government will subsidise free education for poor and working class students – a stark contradiction of the recommendations by the Heher Commission. Besides the timeous nature of the announcement, several delegates from Kwa-Zulu Natal, Free State and North-West were ruled as invalid following a series of court rulings on Friday. Not only did this prove to be another frustrating headache for the party leadership, it nevertheless, without doubt, enticed panic in…

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