Editorial staff
2 minute read
29 Sep 2021
6:00 am

Voters will give ANC another go

Editorial staff

South Africa’s electorate will give the ANC another chance, no matter its track record or its manifesto promises.

It would be easy to look at the local government election manifesto released by the ANC in Pretoria on Monday and criticise the party because there doesn’t seem to be anything new or innovative in it, beyond the normal political posturing and promises. Yet, you could say the same about most of the political platforms of the parties contesting the election. But, if you are honest, the ANC’s manifesto is more than empty promises – it is also, whether you like the party or not, a record of the changes it has made in South Africa since it took office...