Tag Archives: African National Congress

Fear and Loathing in the ANC – Part Two

It is almost a year since President Jacob Zuma swept to the leadership of the African National Congress for the second time at its national elective conference at Mangaung. Zuma’s margin of victory cemented his hold on the oldest liberation movement on the continent and also concretised a new way of political organisation and patronage […]

Fear and Loathing in the ANC

A year after the African National Congress held its national conference in Mangaung, which returned president Jacob Zuma to its top position, The Con republishes a two-piece special that examines the Fear and Loathing in South African politics which first appeared in Rolling Stone magazine. Part two will be published on Monday. All photographs: Oupa […]

The Ghosts of a Bloody Past Reach into the Present

  Way Back Home by Niq Mhlongo (Kwela Books, 2013)   Kimathi Fezile Tito, the main character in Niq Mhlongo’s third novel Way Back Home, has a lot in common with South Africa. They are both arrogant, fat – the country registering the second-highest obesity levels in the world after the United States – and have a bloody history. […]