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Title:The decline of African nationalism and the state of South Africa
Author:Chipkin, IvorISNI
Periodical:Journal of Southern African Studies (ISSN 1465-3893)
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:political conditions
African National Congress (South Africa)
External link:https://doi.org/10.1080/03057070.2016.1143208
Abstract:This article explores the electoral performance of the African National Congress (ANC) to argue that there is evidence of a two-fold movement. On the one hand the ANC is weakening as a national organization, and on the other the ANC is strengthening as a regional party based in KwaZulu-Natal. The article explores the significance of these developments for democracy in South Africa today and, more importantly, for the integrity of the South African nation. It argues that the ANC has historically been the main mover of an inclusive ('cosmopolitan') vision of South Africa. As the ANC weakens and metamorphoses, what will happen to its commitment to this brand of African nationalism? Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]