Debilitating internecine rivalry and squabbles give scant hope that a leftist realignment can succeed.
No paper, the writer argues, has kept the ruling party on its toes as the M&G has done.
As the political sands shift, Ebrahim Harvey questions whether Cosatu and the SACP will support Cyril Ramaphosa for the ANC presidency.
Over the years, bitter factionalism has torn at the labour federation and caused deep fissures.
The never-ending political scandals are ultimately killing the hopes of the poor majority.
The secretary general must take some blame for the spectacular rise of Amcu and the EFF.
The battles for higher wages by angry striking miners must be chosen carefully to avoid setbacks for the workers, writes Ebrahim Harvey.
In this extract from 'Kgalema Motlanthe: A Political Biography', we learn that he didn't expect the new leadership to do things it accused Mbeki of.
It often does not seem that the ANC fully appreciates the working-class and poor profile of the coloured population in the Western Cape .
President Kgalema Motlanthe speaks to Ebrahim Harvey on the recent media splurges about his personal life, the Carl Niehaus affair and more.