Eric Naki
Political Editor
4 minute read
29 Sep 2021
5:40 am

Is the ANC ageing out?

Eric Naki

Good work got overshadowed by glaringly poor service delivery, endemic corruption and high unemployment in the municipalities it governed.

Although the ANC has little or nothing new to offer voters in the November elections under its newly launched manifesto, its liberation history and its commendable pockets of delivery for the marginalised in the past 27 years will still make it appeal to many voters. But the 2016 loss of the significant metros of Johannesburg, Tshwane and Nelson Mandela Bay was a telltale sign about where it was going. There are already signs of dissatisfaction among the youth, who are beginning to explore alternatives to the former liberation movement they know little about. Large numbers of semiskilled young people sit...