Tag: African National Congress

South Africa’s Enforced Race Classification Mirrors Apartheid

South Africa’s Enforced Race Classification Mirrors Apartheid

The inability of the African National Congress (ANC) to provide a clean, effective government for South Africans comes as little surprise to anyone who has followed the story. Yet two figures are so astonishing that they really stand out. The first is 1.2 trillion rand ($85 billion). It is the...

Will Jacob Zuma Drag the ANC Down With Him?

Will Jacob Zuma Drag the ANC Down With Him?

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 Legacy of Nelson Mandela

The Legacy of Nelson Mandela

Mandela has become a symbol of what one can achieve with true dedication to a cause. Background When Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born in 1918, South Africa was a country entirely different from what it is today. Since colonial times, people of color in South Africa were seen as...

South Africa Beyond Mandela

South Africa Beyond Mandela

South Africans ponder over what lies ahead in the post-Mandela years. By Jeffrey Herbst and Greg Mills Nelson Mandela’s leadership has been justly celebrated. He is rightly recognised as one of the great figures of our time. Many will also ask how South Africa will fare without Mandela...

Fair Observer, 461 Harbor Blvd, Belmont, CA 94002, USA