The ANC Can’t Save South Africa

With violent crime and mass shortages spiraling out of control, South Africa is nearly a failed state. And the ANC has no one to blame but itself.

An activist hangs an African National Congress flag near the home of former president Nelson Mandela, who was then being treated for a lung infection in Johannesburg, South Africa, July 3, 2013. (Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images)

The African National Congress (ANC), now celebrating the 110th anniversary of its founding, is the oldest liberation movement in Africa. Two decades ago, the party was still lauded for leading one of the world’s most successful struggles for democracy. Today it has transformed into a morass of gross venality, chauvinism, infighting, and misgovernment. Nothing quite […]

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