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Vol 54 No 1

Published 11th January 2013

South Africa

The party isn’t over yet

The real test of Zuma’s crushing victory over the ANC dissidents will be whether the party retains its political dominance in the 2014 elections

A host of policy, factional and personal battles lie ahead for Jacob Zuma in 2013, despite his resounding re-election as President of the African National Congress at the Mangaung Conference last month. Party managers are already corralling the troops for next year’s national elections, which will be a critical test of the ANC’s standing after the crisis in the mining industry, unprecedented protests about poor services and still worsening unemployment.

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