Have the Ruling Party's Alliances Soured?

With just under a month to go till the ANC's National Conference takes place, alliance partners are at loggerheads over who they believe should lead the party. Daily Maverick covers the latest on the likely repercussions if the party cant agree on who will lead.

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President Jacob Zuma

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Youth ANC supporters.

  • South Africa:  Road to Mangaung - Finding Leaders to Pass Through the Eye of the Needle (analysis)

    Daily Maverick, 4 October 2012

    The only thing certain about the ANC's 53rd National Conference is that 4,500 voting delegates will attend. If the election goes go down to a vote between Jacob Zuma and Kgalema ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Road to Mangaung - Size Counts, and Not Much Else (analysis)

    Daily Maverick, 1 October 2012

    The ANC has cranked open its nomination process, officially launching the election season. The three leading presidential candidates were featured in the news this weekend: the ... read more »

  • South Africa:  The Mangaung Battle Cry - Economic Freedom in Our Lifetime (analysis)

    Daily Maverick, 28 September 2012

    'Economic Freedom in our Lifetime' is either the catchphrase or swearword of the season in the ANC, depending on which camp you are in. read more »

  • South Africa:  Road to Mangaung - Limpopo Wants a Better President for All (analysis)

    Daily Maverick, 15 August 2012

    What are the qualities of a good president? The ANC in Limpopo, through a new discussion paper on leadership, has spelled out what it is looking for in Mangaung: Tolerance of ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Road to Mangaung - the Power of the ANC Delegate (analysis)

    Daily Maverick, 7 August 2012

    The collapse of the OR Tambo regional conference in the Eastern Cape could be a harbinger of things to come as factional battles intensify on the road to Mangaung. Those who attend ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Mangaung and the Feud of the ANC Youngbloods (analysis)

    Daily Maverick, 3 August 2012

    Lying in the debris of the ANC factional battles are the allied youth formations who at one time collectively represented a significant chorus impacting on the ruling party. As ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Road to Mangaung - Dilemma Motlanthe, the Invisible Man (analysis)

    Daily Maverick, 26 June 2012

    Deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe appears to be unnerving President Jacob Zuma by simply standing still. It's downhill towards the ANC's elective conference in Mangaung in ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Road to Mangaung - the ANC's Faction Matrix (analysis)

    Daily Maverick, 20 June 2012

    In order to retain or contest leadership in the ANC, prospective leaders require strong backers and strategic lobbying in party structures. But the journey to Mangaung has sparked ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Zuma's Road to Mangaung - New Day, New Village (analysis)

    Daily Maverick, 25 April 2012

    Now that the president has ensured a palace coup is extremely unlikely, he may feel entitled to rest in the knowledge that Mangaung has been won. But it hasn't. He needs to find ... read more »