It’s a sad indictment on ANC that it couldn’t get a quorum for ...

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It’s a sad indictment on ANC that it couldn’t get a quorum for its own bill

But at least we’ve gained some respite from the proposed Employment Equity Amendment Bill

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Last Thursday, as my column, “Do the ANC’s small disasters signal the large collapse?", (https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/opinion/columnists/2021-09-09-tony-leon-do-the-ancs-small-disasters-signal-the-large-collapse/) for our sister publication Business Day (https://www.businesslive.co.za/) was in the works, I had no idea an event in parliament would provide another example of my thesis.

In the Business Day column, I catalogued the serial chapters of ineptitude and crass negligence, from unpaid staff and tax bills, late registration of municipal candidates and outright bankruptcy which possibly presaged a wider collapse for the ruling party. These smaller disasters could preface the collapse of an empire at some stage, perhaps sooner than expected.

At the same time there was an almost unreported event in parliament which provided another brick being removed from the once-impregnable wall of ANC dominance...

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