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Vol 41 No 15

Published 21st July 2000


South Africa

Talking left, acting right

Social democracy and free market economics are eating into the ruling party's identity

The African National Congress has emerged from its national general council, held in the coastal city of Port Elizabeth on 11-15 July, looking more like the Western-style social democratic parties that are its colleagues in the Socialist International. The ANC leadership deployed the grand rhetoric of its revolutionary past, but more to sustain President Thabo Mbeki's radical image than as a pointer to government policy.

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