As the ANC’s conference approaches, many within the governing party are beginning to count the cost of a leader who lacks the public's trust. In December 2007, delegates at the National Elective Conference of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) took an ill-fated gamble on the party’s future. So deep was the resentment of the technocratic impulses of its former... Continue Reading
Jan Hofmeyr is the head of research and policy at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, Cape Town, South Africa. He writes in his private capacity. Hofmeyr is one of 246 country experts who worked on the latest edition of the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Transformation Index, BTI 2016.