The African National Congress has led South Africa since 1994 - the start of majority rule. Disaffection with Jacob Zuma's recall of Thabo Mbeki has set an unwanted ball in motion - a potential split of the party before the next election.
Tuesday 16 December 2008
By Andy on Tuesday 16 December 2008, 13:03
Monday 14 April 2008
By Andy on Monday 14 April 2008, 17:27
Since the election itself, we have watched, in slow motion, the frantic backpedalling of ZanuPF to steal the elections after the fact.
Wednesday 2 April 2008
By Andy on Wednesday 2 April 2008, 12:00
Zimbabwe went to elections last weekend. The Movement for Democratic Change use the open hand as a symbol, ZanuPF the cockerel. ZanuPF were so bereft of ideas that their slogan was "Get behind the fist" - a clear counterpoint to MDC's open hand. That makes international opinion the Scissors - unable to conquer the Rock.
Monday 24 December 2007
By Andy on Monday 24 December 2007, 10:29
Thursday 29 November 2007
By Andy on Thursday 29 November 2007, 09:12
Wednesday 14 November 2007
By Andy on Wednesday 14 November 2007, 19:32
The next president of South Africa will be chosen this December at the December ANC conference in Limpopo. This is a tiny subset of the electorate that make this important decision.
Tuesday 20 March 2007
By Andy on Tuesday 20 March 2007, 11:16
The continent still has a way to go to transition from Kings to Leaders, and South Africa's president will change before the 2010 Soccer World Cup. On Human Rights Day, some thoughts on the process.