The Year of Mobilisation for People’s Power through Democratic Local Government

Goodness. The National Executive Committee of the African National Congress has a lot of free time. Their Statement on the Occasion of the 94th Anniversary of the ANC is a fine example of the sort of bureaucratese that aims to convince through stamina, rather than force of argument. The best bits are at the end where, among the salutes for the Royal dead, and an outline for women’s transformation (scheduled between July and September) the ANC Salutes its best cadres, and declares 2006 The Year of Mobilisation for People’s Power through Democratic Local Government. Luckily there’s an election this year, and the ANC has arranged ballot boxes for everyone’s convience. Otherwise, the masses would have to think of creative ways of mobilising for accountable government.