ANC national conference policy highlights deeper factions in the party- Analyst

The African National Congress (ANC) National Policy Conference conference has dominated headlines since it kicked off last week. The conference comes to an end on Wednesday.

And what has emerged over the last few days is divisions in the leadership structure.

Joining Africa Melane is Mpumelelo Mkhabela, a fellow at the Study of Governance Innovation at the University of Pretoria to unpack the status of the ANC's leadership, or lack thereof.

Mkhabela says the conference has been perceived as some kind of leadership contest in the build up to the party's elective conference in December.

He mentions some party members calling for the discipline of former tourism minister, Derek Hanekom, after his comments on land, which contradict the ANC's stance, as a prime example.

Other people known to be supporting Cyril Ramphosa have been insulted and threatened with discipline.

Mpumelelo Mkhabela, a fellow at the Study of Governance Innovation at the University of Pretoria

There is already a proposal spearheaded by the Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma camp for the losing presidential candidate to become the party's deputy president automatically, in an effort to clamp down on divisions says Mkhabela.

The NDZ faction quietly believes that if Cyril Ramaphosa wins in December many of them will face criminal charges and arrests.

Mpumelelo Mkhabela, a fellow at the Study of Governance Innovation at the University of Pretoria

The Cyril Ramaphosa camp believes that if the Dlamini-Zuma emerges victorious then the ANC has no prospects of clinching the 2019 general elections.

Mpumelelo Mkhabela, a fellow at the Study of Governance Innovation at the University of Pretoria

Listen to the analysis here:

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Implementation should be part of designing ANC policy, says analyst

Implementation should be part of designing ANC policy, says analyst

Political analyst Prof Lorenzo Fioramonti explores the barriers to policy implementation facing the governing party.

ANC leaders split on radical economic transformation, white monopoly capital

ANC leaders split on radical economic transformation, white monopoly capital

There's been a lot of heated debate at the ANC's national policy conference as delegates disagree on several important matters.

Nzimande: Gupta family is the single biggest problem of the ANC

Nzimande: Gupta family is the single biggest problem of the ANC

The secretary general of the SACP says allegations around the Gupta leaks needs to be dealt with.

#ANCNPC delegates may push to have Derek Hanekom face disciplinary action

#ANCNPC delegates may push to have Derek Hanekom face disciplinary action

It's believed Hanekom told delegates in the economic commission that their suggestions over land expropriation were useless.

Mbete and Mantashe welcome robust debate at policy conference

Mbete and Mantashe welcome robust debate at policy conference

Gwede Mantashe says delegates are having robust debates on important issues at the conference.

"Heated debate over economy a proxy battle for succession fight" #ANCNPC

"Heated debate over economy a proxy battle for succession fight" #ANCNPC

Political analyst Karima Brown shares details on what apparently ended as a spat between delegates over the country's economy.

‘Corruption and patronage crushes ANC’s capacity to implement policy’

‘Corruption and patronage crushes ANC’s capacity to implement policy’

Arabile Gumede interviews independent political analyst Somadoda Fikeni about the ANC’s policy paralysis.

Nathi Mthethwa agrees that WMC needs to be dislodged from the economy

Nathi Mthethwa agrees that WMC needs to be dislodged from the economy

ANC National Policy Conference is in its fourth day and the Minister of Arts and Culture and ANC NEC member spoke to the media.

Zuma gives hat tip to ANC stalwarts, despite earlier criticism

Zuma gives hat tip to ANC stalwarts, despite earlier criticism

The President thanked stalwarts for their input after a walkabout at Nascrec on day four the ANC's national policy conference.

Reasons to vote ANC: The blank, fast selling manuscript

Reasons to vote ANC: The blank, fast selling manuscript

'Reasons to vote ANC' is currently the second best selling book at the Exclusive Books Sandton City branch.

Popular articles
Are you eating good fish or bad fish?

Are you eating good fish or bad fish?

Author of Eat-Ting, Anna Trapido talks to #WeekendBreakfast host Phemelo Motene about the SASSI coded fish system.

[LISTEN] Five, grade five learners caught drinking alcohol at school

[LISTEN] Five, grade five learners caught drinking alcohol at school

Dr Sue Goldstein, Director at the Soul City Institute for Social Justice chats about parents drinking booze in front of children.

Why low sexual desire is not 'abnormal'

Why low sexual desire is not 'abnormal'

Low sex drive is common and non-sexual relationships can also be fulfilling, explains clinical sexologist Dr Eve.

Man wants end to six-year marriage after wife refuses to cook for him

Man wants end to six-year marriage after wife refuses to cook for him

Geoffrey Matovu filed for divorce in the Family Division of the High Court accusing Ms Tryphena Nakiyingi of being disrespectful.

Jerome Booysen of Sexy Boy's life could be under threat

Jerome Booysen of Sexy Boy's life could be under threat

A fight broke at a hospital where Booysen was admitted and it is believed Booysen was the target of the scuffle.

Estate agent Aida admits it’s the source of SA’s largest data hack ever

Estate agent Aida admits it’s the source of SA’s largest data hack ever

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Stuff magazine’s Toby Shapshak.

Going to be hard to look the other way - Steven Powell on FBI probing Guptas

Going to be hard to look the other way - Steven Powell on FBI probing Guptas

Bruce Whitfield interviews Peter Hain (Wits Business School) and Steven Powell (Director in Forensics at ENS Africa).

UCT engineering student creates affordable grey water system

UCT engineering student creates affordable grey water system

Nkosinathi Nkomo came up with a system that could turn grey water into usable water amidst the Cape Town water crisis.