South African President Cyril Ramaphosa at an African National Congress (ANC) rally on 12 May 2019.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa at an African National Congress (ANC) rally on 12 May 2019. © Mike Hutchings/Reuters
Inner circles SOUTH AFRICA Issue dated 11/06/2021

Ramaphosa bets heavily on revival of ANC Youth League to win re-election in 2022

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa at an African National Congress (ANC) rally on 12 May 2019. © Mike Hutchings/Reuters
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa at an African National Congress (ANC) rally on 12 May 2019. © Mike Hutchings/Reuters
After having long been a breeding ground for future party officials, ministers and presidents, the ANC Youth League has been a shadow of its former self since the ousting of its charismatic leader Julius Malema in 2011. As the ANC's 2022 national conference approaches, President Ramaphosa is doing his utmost to get it back into battle order. [...] (1267 words)
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