Johann RossouwThe African National Congress is losing the support of its communist and trade union allies in South Africa after 12 years in power. The African National Congress (ANC) has fallen far short of keeping the promises it made for social justice in the new South Africa. Mbeki was keen that South Africa should not repeat the mistakes that socialist governments of other African countries had made in the early years of independence. In trying to correct past injustices, South Africa is getting further away from the non-racialism enshrined in its constitution. Instead, race has been allowed to remain the single socio-political attribute by which South Africans are defined (see South Africa: the statistics).
Source: The North Africa Journal November 20, 2023 10:35 UTC