Africa: Politics and Societies South of the Sahara

Tom Lodge: Neo-Patrimonial Politics in the ANC

Posted in African Politics, South Africa by ruben eberlein on January 17, 2014

Politics in Africa is best understood when taking into account both official and highly personalised relationships of those in power. South Africa has long been cited as an exception of this rule. In the latest issue of African Affairs, however, Tom Lodge describes the creeping and rising influence of neo-patrimonial politics within the ANC. A must-read for everyone interested in the Rainbow Nation.

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