Last December, the South African nation watched as the ANC party conference took place in Mangaung. As the dust settles after the conference, our co-editor SJ Cooper-Knock, takes a look at what has changed for the ANC, and what hasn’t. The ANC Party Conference in Mangaung at the close of last year saw Zuma hold [...]
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In this podcast, eminant South Africa historian Colin Bundy talks to one of our editors, Sarah-Jane Cooper-Knock, on the politics in South Africa. After taking stock on the state of the nation- now in its 18th year after the transition from apartheid – Colin speaks about the key players on the road to Mangaung, where [...]
In the first of our Sound Ideas series of podcasts – which will feature short interviews with leading experts on the major issues of the day – SJ Cooper-Knock, Assistant Editor of Democracy in Africa, talks to Professor Adam Habib, Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Johannesburg. As controversy around the ANC Youth League continues to spiral, SJ asks how we should understand the state of the ANC and the state of politics in South Africa more generally. Professor Habib also talks about the run up to ANC’s Conference in Manguang, and how we should understand the constant positioning and repositioning of key political figures within South Africa.