Mcebisi Ndletyana

Noxy Goyi’s story of survival is one of a woman’s resilience and self-reliance

The breadwinner lost her job and, desperate not to sit at home, she started selling food on the street on a table made of bread crates. Now she employs two people

Will the ANC’s bones come together to bring it new life?

Analysis of the the resolutions taken at the party’s policy talks show it will take good leadership and bold action to restore the ANC

KwaZulu-Natal sets ANC on the path of self-destruction

The province’s leaders are calling for mob rule and will try to convince their comrades at this weekend’s national policy conference to support their untenable position

We need to remember Mandela – but South Africa’s heritage sites are neglected

In this time of distress, we need hope and harnessing the memory of Mandela will ‘illuminate the way’

Blade Nzimande and the dilemma of the SACP

Assuming the leadership of the SACP in 1998, Nzimande had to resolve what would become of the party when the Native Republic was attained.

Amnesty for state capture will entrench impunity for wrongdoing

Impunity is pervasive among the political elite. And it goes back to colonial times and apartheid

Will Ramaphosa act decisively on the Zondo report?

The president’s tendency to avoid confrontation with his own party means we must maintain public outrage to ensure an end to state capture

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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