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26 July 2012

Analysis: Slowly Destroying Democracy – The New Age

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

South Africa faces the pressing problems of unemployment, poverty, material inequality, failing education and health systems, and a sluggish economy. Consequently, there was some anticipation regarding the policy choices that would emerge from the recent ANC 4th National Policy Conference, held from June 26 to 29. Although ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe claimed that there were “robust” and “candid” discussions. It still remains unclear where the ANC is taking the country on key policy matters such as state intervention in the economy, fixing the education system and land reform.

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Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)