Prof Teffo analyses 'deployments and appointments' after ANC list conference

Political analyst and research director at Unisa's Democracy and Governance Programme, Prof Lesiba Teffo chats about political trends for 2019.

He says operative words for what will be a strong political year are 'deployments and appointments'.

It is exactly because of the misuse of those concepts - if we were to appoint people and not deploy them, I think we would go very far...non-dodgy characters would be the ideal people to appoint.

Prof Lesiba Teffo, Democracy and Governance Programme, Unisa

There are good men and women in this organisation who have been sidelined, especially in the last nine years under Jacob Zuma, who if they were approached they would come back.

Prof Lesiba Teffo, Democracy and Governance Programme, Unisa

He says there are competent and capable men and women who could lead South Africa.

Branches do play a big role in the nomination lists.

And he says the strength of branches often relies on the 'strength of the pocket'.

Take a listen to Prof Teffo's insights below:


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