December 27, 2017South Africa
Cyril Ramaphosa is elected the president of the party, and his victory shows the strength of the reform faction within the African National Congress, even if it is not absolutely predominant.
December 13, 2017South Africa
The conference meets every five years to choose a party leader and other senior officials. So long as the ANC has a majority, parliament is all but certain to elect the party leader to the South African presidency in 2019.
November 7, 2017South Africa
A brief review of the way both South Africa’s democracy and the ANC work is needed to explain how someone attached to the publicly toxic Jacob Zuma could be the front-runner to succeed him.
February 23, 2012Sub-Saharan Africa
Former South African president Thabo Mbeki, in a February 16 lecture (PDF), reflects on the threat of Western re-colonization of Africa in the context of enduring racism as a way to encourage greater…