The ANC is now just an empty vessel

Castration. Really? Castration. Has it come to this? Apparently so. The national policy conference of the ANC dragged a once-proud party of liberation and of ideas into the abyss. 

Behind the scenes the ANC is held together by string and a group of volunteers who, for many years, have provided sense and reason while all around them was falling apart. I won’t name them, to spare their blushes. 

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Richard Calland
Richard Calland is an associate professor in public law at the University of Cape Town and a founding partner of the Paternoster Group.

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