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Court invalidates ANC conference and election

What happens next is up to the party

By Safura Abdool Karim - 13 September 2017
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ANC stalwarts critique of current leadership: the full text

“The leadership of the ANC … has failed the people of South Africa”

By Ahmed Kathrada and 99 others - 16 December 2016
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ANC protests against itself

Pro- and anti-Zuma factions face off at Luthuli House

By Ihsaan Haffejee - 5 September 2016
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“Zuma Legacy must fall” says KZN ANC protester

Disgruntled residents protest against new councillors at inauguration

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 22 August 2016
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ANC members tell Kgalema Motlanthe: Remove corrupt councillors

Meeting on new legislation turns into complaint session about local government

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 18 August 2016
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ANC and the subversion of democracy: history repeats itself

There's nothing new in the imposition of candidates against the will of the majority

By Terry Bell - 25 June 2016
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ANC members fear one another after Pietermaritzburg murders

“Political killings have become a habit,” says party member

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 23 June 2016
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“Mobilise for a week of outrage” against Gupta crisis

Here is what social movement leaders are saying about the ANC NEC meeting, President Zuma and the Gupta family

By GroundUp Staff - 23 March 2016
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“Zuma must disclose all Gupta deals and then go”

And other views from the street

By GroundUp Staff - 17 March 2016
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Sanco and ANC members clash following house demolitions

Shops closed in protest and ward councillor's house set alight

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 22 February 2016
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Will North West premier depose tainted tribal leader?

Or do too many politicians have a vested interest in his continued reign?

By Monica de Souza Louw - 25 January 2016

Satire and the spear

First we had the Spear, a painting by Brett Murray. Now we have the Dick, a cartoon by Jonathan — Zapiro — Shapiro. And this satire of a genital nature has, in both cases, caused the same polarised reaction: support or amused indifference on one side; expressions of outrage on the other.

Terry Bell - 18 July 2012