ANALYSIS: While the ANC squabbles SA screams towards a cliff

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ANALYSIS: While the ANC squabbles SA screams towards a cliff

Instead of responding to the economic crisis, the party's NEC was consumed by internal disputes

Associate editor: analysis

It was somewhat poetic on Tuesday that Stats SA released the results of its quarterly labour force survey, showing a 1.4% jump in unemployment to 29%, just before the ANC released the outcome of its four-day national executive committee (NEC) meeting.

The news cycle was there overtaken by analysis of the jobs bloodbath and lack of progress in creating jobs.

It was a fitting prelude to ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule having to stumble his way through the NEC statement with the pretence that the governing party has dedicated focus on the country’s economic woes. ..

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