Eric Naki
Political Editor
2 minute read
17 Dec 2021
5:45 am

ANC has very little time to ‘adapt or die’

Eric Naki

After their performance in the local government elections, the governing party conceded to having the worst year since its unbanning.

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: Neil McCartney

As the ANC prepares for its annual January 8th Statement, when members are expected to receive “marching orders” from party President Cyril Ramaphosa on behalf of the nation’s executive, the renewal of the party and the country’s economic recovery will top the agenda in the new year. The more optimistic in the party are looking forward to it reflecting on its terrible recent past and focusing on what should be done to turn the tide of its poor electoral performance, which reached a new low in the 3 November local government elections. Opposition parties and smaller emergent organisations have taken...