Mcebisi Ndletyana

Two city managers, one municipality: Why reforms are urgent

As a recent court case in Nelson Mandela Bay shows, the city management appointment process should be purely administrative and stripped of politics

The early ANC: Leadership steeped in intellectual curiosity

Only the educated elite could have established the African National Congress, but the party needs to correct its course

Class-based and exclusive?

When the ANC was formed in 1912, it was racially exclusive and only opened up to all races as recently as 1985. Yet, this did not make the pre-1985 ANC racist. ANC founders were wholly Eurocentric, and maintained good relations with white folk. The exclusiveness simply reflected a loss of faith in the liberal agenda, writes Mcebisi Ndletyana.

Mission unfulfilled

One of the spin-offs of the ongoing convulsion within the ruling tripartite alliance has been to highlight the two most popular pet subjects of post-apartheid South Africa. The first is that the ''African National Congress project has been exhausted''.

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