After 23 years in power, the governing ANC finds itself more divided than ever before. With declining support – especially in the urban areas and questions over economic policy and performance, South Africa faces substantial challenges. Almost 9m South Africans are now unemployed and growth rates do not nearly keep pace with the rate of population increase. State-owned-enterprises are in disarray. Globally, the country is now watched every step of the way by a variety of ratings agencies set to determine our short-term performance. The ANC faces a 2019 election with greater uncertainty than ever before. Does this mean that South Africa is unravelling as a coherent and efficient state or can it pull itself back, begin to grow and consolidate so many of the important gains made since the end of Apartheid? In this new keynote presentation, Daniel Silke delves deep into the political and economic divisions within the ANC in a year in which the deep factionalism of recent times and leadership succession threaten to disrupt its performance. Who are the contenders for power and what will they mean for policy-making and delivery in the future? Will South Africa succeed in future or will it unravel? That’s the core issue of this dramatic, yet essential new presentation.