South Africa: Nothing Left for Motlanthe?

The presidential results of the ANC's annual conference has left some disappointed, while others are celebrating after President Jacob Zuma's overwhelming victory.

South Africa's ANC National Congress 2012

PHOTO ESSAYS: South Africa's ANC National Congress 2012

Thousands of delegates attended the 53rd African National Congress (ANC) Conference at the University of the Free State in Mangaung aimed at appointing the ruling party's top six leadership ...

Deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe.

  • South Africa:   The Rocket That Failed to Launch

    WhatsUpANC, 18 December 2012

    We can (sadly) conclude that Kgalema Motlanthe will not be elected as President of the African National Congress. From day one, delegates from all over the country were already… Read more »

  • South Africa:   Making Way for the New Game

    WhatsUpANC, 18 December 2012

    Mangaung will not bring about any drastic leadership changes within the ANC. Three of the six probable winners might be new to the positions, but their place in the safari has been… Read more »

  • South Africa:   National Executive Committee Nominations

    WhatsUpANC, 17 December 2012

    The ANC Electoral Commission has released the final nominations list to the delegates. After withdrawals and declinations, the list of nominations is as follows: Read more »

  • South Africa:   The Return of Cyril Ramaphosa

    WhatsUpANC, 18 December 2012

    Far from wild life auction halls, Cyril Ramaphosa revived his almost-abandoned political career in Mangaung yesterday. Buffalo man exuded quiet confidence. Read more »

  • South Africa:   Long Night of Voting Ends at Ruling Party Conference

    WhatsUpANC, 18 December 2012

    It's been a very long night for the delegates. Walking from Marula, the UFS residence where I am staying, to the media centre, I met Khumbulane Ntusi and Bheka Cele, both… Read more »

  • South Africa:   Trevor Manuel - Off the NEC and Down With the People

    WhatsUpANC, 18 December 2012

    Just spotted Manuel driving himself around the UFS campus in the tiniest white car! Makes a wonderful change from the BMW blue light brigade. Clearly being off the NEC suits him. Read more »

  • South Africa:   Pens, Notepads and No Action

    WhatsUpANC, 17 December 2012

    It was all very confusing. First, ANC spokesperson Keith Khoza arrived in the media lounge and summoned journalists. Read more »

  • South Africa:   Zuma Is On Song

    WhatsUpANC, 16 December 2012

    Where there is Zuma, there is song. Read more »

  • South Africa:   Waiting, Waiting, Waiting..

    WhatsUpANC, 15 December 2012

    Sitting in the auditorium, waiting for Gwede Mantashe to emerge from the NEC meeting that has been going on all day... big issue is the Free State delegate vote.....first we were… Read more »

  • South Africa:   The Rapture of Mangaung

    WhatsUpANC, 16 December 2012

    Mangaung will not be the fruitful affair the ANC says it will be but it is definitely an empty spectacle worth watching. Read more »

  • South Africa:   NEC Pulls an Ace

    WhatsUpANC, 16 December 2012

    After many hours of deliberation the ANC National Executive Committee has come to a conclusion on the fate of the Free State PEC. Read more »

  • South Africa:   How Conference Works

    WhatsUpANC, 16 December 2012

    This morning kicks off with an address by the ANC's President Zuma which we all can attend and is likely to be lengthy. This will be followed by the secretary-general, Gwede… Read more »

  • South Africa:   Dinner With the President

    WhatsUpANC, 16 December 2012

    Zubeida and I popped into the the ANC's gala dinner last night to join the 900 businesspeople who had each paid at least R2,700 for a seat. Our table was all men, all of colour. Read more »

  • South Africa:   Senior Minister to Step Down from Party Leadership

    WhatsUpANC, 15 December 2012

    Minister Trevor Manuel will not stand for re-election to the ANC's top body, the National Executive Committee. Read more »

  • South Africa:   How This Blog Was Born

    WhatsUpANC, 14 December 2012

    Zubeida Jaffer and I were in our early twenties when we first met in the newsroom of the Cape Times. We had to eat our sandwiches in the Company Gardens because she wasn't allowed… Read more »

  • South Africa:   Reports From the Registration Queues

    WhatsUpANC, 14 December 2012

    Moeketsi Mogotsi writes: Read more »

  • South Africa:   Zuma May Trump Opponents With New Mbeki-Style Deputy

    WhatsUpANC, 14 December 2012

    It's crunch time for the African National Congress (ANC). This weekend 4,500 delegates will gather in Mangaung in South Africa's heartland to take decisions that will have a major… Read more »


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