Constance Mogale and Thuto Thipe:Inefficiency of land restitution process leaves many gloomy

3 people killed by police, while water supply is sabotaged and water tank suppliers provide water whose quality is questioned

National Council of Provinces ignores rural voices on Traditional courts bill

Political turmoil in North-West province

Political turmoil in North-West province


Political violence is now a conventional pattern of ANC politics, as people fight for positions, tenders and other resources amongst the ANC itself or against emerging rivals. Some of the government, ANC and SACP statements about AMCU and the ANC’s right to be the dominant force in the platinum belt, do not augur well for peaceful resolution of disputes and competition. The report indicates a growing crisis of legitimacy as well as a crisis of governance, with unsolved killings and threats of more, apart from (not reported here) continued high levels of dissatisfaction over subhuman living conditions.