Lessons from the elections: Adapt or die

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- moneyweb.co.za | 7 months ago

Returning to politics, we have witnessed how these elections have not only proved difficult for the voters, they have also revealed uncomfortable truths to parties regarding their status and organisational weakness.

The coinciding decline of the ANC and the DA, contrasted with the below- expectations growth of the EFF, are intriguing, telling and yet unsurprising developments with far-reaching and unique consequences for these parties. The ANC: shaken, but will it be stirred? The support the ANC has enjoyed since the advent of democracy is waning and shaken.

On top of that, it is proving to be devoid of freshness and has an entrenched problem of political leaders who have been in government and politics for so long they may be reluctant to envision change.

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