We should remain alert to efforts to weaken the ANC, even from those purporting to support it.
Ascribing the party's alleged perceived failures to the conduct of its secretary general is disingenuous.
An open letter to ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe
The secretary general must take some blame for the spectacular rise of Amcu and the EFF.
Does Gwede Mantashe expect us to believe that four people are solely responsible for the longest, most bitter strike in South Africa's history?
The Anglican bishop has rushed to the EFF's defence after the ANC's Gwede Mantashe said its involvement in the platinum strike was problematic.
Gwede Mantashe says ANC members will be taking time off to re-energise after the election campaigns, which "took its toll many of us".
Without going into detail, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has announced Tito Mboweni's withdrawal from the ruling party's list for Parliament.
Ruling party member Malusi Gigaba says the ANC would be "ungrateful winners" for questioning how it lost 38% of the votes in this year's elections.
It is often top six officials who are expected to hold factions together when ambitious ANC leaders start jostling for power, but this isn't the case.
ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has hit back at critics within the party, saying it was an attempt to drive a wedge between him and Jacob Zuma.
Although Jacob Zuma supporters are trying to secure the presidency for Cyril Ramaphosa, there is a group that wants Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to return.
When choosing a Cabinet, striking the balance is always tricky especially if you have 67 positions to fill and are expected to repay debts.
Ignore them or attack? Both of the ANC's responses to criticisms from its former leaders have done the party a disservice as elections loom closer.
"Uncle Gweezy" has been asked why SA should vote ANC by students who raised Nkandla, access to electricity and education as concerns with government.
ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe addressed supporters at a stadium in Eldorado Park, Soweto, ahead of the party's election campaign.
The ANC blew a gasket after Gwede Mantashe offered to show journalists around the Nkandla homestead.
Nearly two weeks after the release of Thuli Madonsela's Nkandla report, the countryâ€™s focus remains firmly on Jacob Zuma.