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Will The Centre Hold: Julius Malema and the EFF Take A Sho’t Left

In South Africa’s platinum belt, life and politics are as hard as the earth on which they are contested: natural resources and poverty are plentiful, and support for the ruling ANC is in short supply following the brutal events at Marikana. In this article, first published in the current issue of the Chimurenga Chronic, Kwanele […]

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 […]

Can Peter Pan Politics Save the Lost Boys (and Girls)?

COMMENT The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is the first formidable post-apartheid ‘youth-driven’ formation to challenge the ANC’s hegemonic symbolism as the custodian of black people’s liberation. But unlike the Congress of the People (Cope) and Agang, none of the EFF’s front men drawing crowds of red berets have genuine pre-1994 struggle credentials to add legitimacy […]