Susan Booysen in Coversation with John Matisonn

8 Nov 2021 - 12:00

Author and columnist John Matisonn will be conversation with Professor Susan Booysen, media commentator and analyst, about the third in her trilogy of books on the ANC, Precarious power: Compliance and discontent under Ramaphosa’s ANC (Wits University Press, 2021) . Professor Booysen’s new book argues that President Ramaphosa’s election was seen by many in the ANC as a ‘hostile takeover’ of the party . Ramaphosa’s response to ruling party dysfunction has been to create a parallel government, including separate structures right down to municipal level, and even a parallel power structure in the ANC . But can this save the ANC and the country, or is the ANC decline so steep that nothing can save it?