South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress, was once a post-apartheid hero. Now it is the latest caricature of African bad governance, and it no longer resonates with the people. At its upcoming meeting, the party must embrace internal debate and reject economic nationalism.
Police shooting of 34 protesting mine workers has shocked South Africans, but the growing economic frustration that the miners' strike underscores does not equal growing support for the ruling ANC's rivals.
While many South Africans spent today celebrating former President Nelson Mandela's 94th birthday and his efforts to maintain political stability, others say he 'sold out' poorer blacks.