J BROOKS SPECTOR SOUTH AFRICA 14 APRIL 2014 10:32 (SOUTH AFRICA)
A small group of long-time ANC and SACP bigwigs have called for voters to withhold their support from the ANC in the 7 May election as part of a desperate effort to reform and cleanse their party and return it to its true routes. This is an extraordinary moment in South Africa’s political world – but will it have any real effect? J. BROOKS SPECTOR contemplates this development.
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- What Motivates Extremists? The True Believer, Eric Hoffer's 168-Page Classic, Has Some Answers, in the Huffington Post;
- Youth league hits back as Kasrils lays into ANC in Business Day.