A panel discussion: With the decline in support for the ANC reflected in the local government election results and with scandals erupting at different levels of the state and society, calls for renewal of the organisation have grown louder inside and outside the party. As calls for rejuvenation of the ANC reach their crescendo, questions are being asked about the prospects of renewal. Can the ANC renew itself? What will be required for such a renewal to happen? What are the implications for society of the decline of the ANC? Can the party extricate itself from the infighting within the state and from corrupting business networks?
Mavuso Msimang is a veteran of the ANC and a trustee of the Oliver & Adelaide Tambo Foundation. He also serves as a board chairperson of Corruption Watch.
Vishwas Satgar teaches International Relations at Wits University and is a former provincial secretary of the SACP. He is a member of the national committee of the SA Food Sovereignty Campaign.