Obviously, now that the ANC’s national policy conference has come and gone, your intellectual life has been enriched more generously than the troughs at the Saxonwold shebeen. In no time at all, the material conditions of your life will also start to improve, flowing from this festival of policy ideas debated (robustly, of course) over the past week, ready for imminent adoption at the ANC’s elective conference in December.

By the time we get to the 2019 general elections, you will experience orgasmic joy as you witness the early and demonstrable positive returns on the policy debates that took place in Johannesburg some two years before. Evidence of the ANC having started to “renew” itself will be everywhere, from the branches of the organisation, functioning as world-class debate chambers, right up to the quality men and women heading up critically important institutions such as the South African Police Service, the Hawks, the National Prosecuting Authority and the SABC…..more