South Africans Losing Patience With The ANC?

After the re-election of Jacob Zuma as president of the African National Congress, analysts have questioned whether changes in the ruling party will be enough to address growing discontent with the government's performance.


  • South Africa:  South Africa - A Country at Odds? - Social Discontent and the ANC Leadership

    Fahamu, 20 December 2012

    The just concluded ANC conference at which Jacob Zuma was re-elected party president came against the backdrop of growing violent discontent among ordinary people who are ... read more »

  • South Africa:  Future of the Country 'Under Construction'

    WhatsUpANC, 20 December 2012

    As conference draws to a close, Trevor Manuel says he is a satisfied man. Delegates have given significant support for the National Development Plan, especially in localized ways. ... read more »

  • South Africa:  New Additions to ANC Make No Difference - Moeletsi Mbeki

    South African Press Association, 20 December 2012

    The addition of new leaders to the ANC top six won't make any difference to the party's fortunes, commentator Moeletsi Mbeki told The Star newspaper on Thursday. read more »


  • South Africa:  The Nascent 'African Spring' in South Africa and Namibia

    The Namibian, 21 December 2012

    FROM a prominent trade unionist, overnight millionaire to an instant 'police commander'. read more »

  • South Africa:  Is the Nation Joining the League of Failed States?

    Tanzania Daily News, 22 December 2012

    THE overwhelming re-election of ANC President Jacob Zuma as party President was celebrated the African way, by song and dance at the end of the party, national convention. read more »

  • South Africa:  Zuma Warns Dissidents in Closing Address

    South African Press Association, 20 December 2012

    ANC President Jacob Zuma vowed on Thursday to root out factionalism and to "deal" with dissidents and members challenging the ruling party in court. read more »

  • South Africa:  ANC Adopts Policies to Address Weaknesses

    South African Press Association, 19 December 2012

    The ANC's policy document on "Organisational Renewal" saw resolutions taken to address weaknesses within the party at the national conference in Mangaung on Wednesday. read more »

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President Zuma at the 5th Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.

  • South Africa:  Interview - Zuma's Re-Election Conducive to Further Development of Ties With China

    Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, 21 December 2012

    The re-election of South African President Jacob Zuma as the ruling African National Congress (ANC) leader is a chance to further ties with China, an expert told Xinhua on Tuesday. read more »

  • South Africa:  Zanu-PF, ANC Don't Equate, Cde Moyo

    Zimbabwe Independent, 21 December 2012

    IT was embarrassing to watch Zanu PF national chairperson Simon Khaya Moyo making a fool of himself at the African National Congress (ANC) national elective conference in Mangaung ... read more »

  • Africa:  Zuma and Zulu Nationalism

    Fahamu, 20 December 2012

    Zuma has skillfully used Zulu or African 'traditions' to cover-up poor personal choices, indiscretions and wrong behavior, and portrayed those who oppose such poor behavior of ... read more »