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30 April 2012

How Buffalo City was brought to its knees

Gareth van Onselen

For years the media has not properly interrogated the ANC’s policy of cadre deployment or the party’s defense of it.

According to the ANC’s own internal definition, cadre deployment is designed to bring under the ANC’s control “all the levers of power” which it lists as “the army, the police, the bureaucracy, intelligence structures, the judiciary, parastatals, and agencies such as regulatory bodies, the public broadcaster, the central bank and so on”. Put bluntly, it is designed to ensure every institution, independent from the state or not, is accountable first and foremost to the ANC.

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Gareth van Onselen