I wrote this post in Oct 2017 – interesting to reflect on what has transpired so far this year. Expect more change!
April 2018 to Jan 2019 the message is loud and clear – it is time for the ANC to re-invent itself. It needs to look back to the roots of the organisation and find a new sense of purpose and direction. It is time for a new generation of leaders to emerge. Uranus indicates a period of great instability as the reset button is activated. One wonders if the organisation will once again expel disruptive elements within the party. The time is ripe again for this kind of reaction. The key months to be aware of are April and Dec 2018 and Jan 2019. The action is likely to be sudden and unexpected.
Between Oct 1974 and Aug 1975 the ANC found itself in a similar position. This was an important time to redefine the strategy and purpose of the ANC. It was a time of radical change. It was a period of great instability. At this time, the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the ANC held a meeting in Tanzania and unanimously expelled eight members. The reason given was that these people were described as being involved in “disruptive factionalist activities based on reactionary racial grounds”. Amongst those expelled were Alfred Kgokong Mqota, Tennyson Makiwane, Jonas Matlou, Ambrose Mzimkulu Makiwane, George Mbele, Thami Bonga, Pascal Ngakane and O. K. Setlhapelo.