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.
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''.