Thoughts on South African and international politics and culture

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Quote of the Day

"[The ANC government's] top heavy concentration of power at the centre, paradoxically, sits astride a weak delivery state. The numbers of people in deep, entrenched poverty -- those at the bottom of the pile -- has grown since 1994. The central challenge for opposition in a democracy dominated by one party, like ours, is to influence policy whilst remaining a counterbalance to the dangers of corruption inherent in such a system."

- IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi on the ANC becoming 'unstuck'