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#ANCdecides2017: Reporter’s notebook – A party that can’t fix its own election can’t fix a national one either (surely?)

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    Stephen Grootes

    Grootes is the host of the Midday Report on 702 and Cape Talk, and the Senior Political Correspondent for Eyewitness News. He's been part of the political hack pack since before the Polokwane Tsunami, and covers politics in a slightly obsessive manner. Those who love him have recommended help for his politics addiction. He quotes Amy Winehouse.

Photo: ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa takes a photo of delegates at the ANC's 54th National Conference. Photo: Daily Maverick
Photo: Newly elected ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa during delivery of his maiden speech towards the close of  the ANC's elective conference,  20 December 2017.  On stage with him, (from left) are: deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte,  national chairperson Gwede Mantashe and treasurer general Paul Mashatile.

TRAINSPOTTER: The ANC’s 54th Electoral Scamathon is (finally, finally) over, and the fix is in

By Richard Poplak
Original photos taken at the ANC's Elective conference at Nasrec, 16-20 December, 2017.  (Daily Maverick)

#ANCdecides2017: Balance is key in the coming weeks of 'two centres of power'

By Carien du Plessis
Photo by Ihsaan Haffajee/Daily Maverick.

#ANCdecides2017: New NEC split down the middle

By Greg Nicolson
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#ANCdecides2017 Reflections: Fear and loathing in the Nasrec media pen

By Nkateko Mabasa
Photo: Newly elected president Cyril Ramaphosa and outgoing ANC president Jacob Zuma at the ANC's elective conference at Nasrec. Photo: Leila Dougan

#ANCdecides2017: Reporter’s notebook – End of Days

By Stephen Grootes
New ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa (C) celebrates on stage after winning the presidential race during the 54th ANC National Conference held at the NASREC Convention Centre, Johannesburg , South Africa, 18 December 2017. President Cyril Ramaphosa Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma succeeds outgoing ANC President, Jacob Zuma and becomes the 4th ANC President since the end of Apartheid. The ruling ANC has been reeling recently under allegations of corruption and and loss of support from its core voters. The ANC (African National Congress) formally led by Nelson Mandela, led the country to freedom from white rule and the Apartheid system during the first free and fair elections in 1994. The convention ends Wednesday. EPA-EFE/KIM LUDBROOK

#ANCDecides2017: Live blog, day five as it happened

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Newly elected secretary-general Ace Magashule at the ANC’s 54th conference. (Greg Nicolson)

#ANCdecides2017: Stalemate in the fight over secretary-general election could put the entire conference under threat

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: David Mabuza and Cyril Ramaphosa embrace each other as they are announced as new leaders of the ANC. (Daily Maverick)

TRAINSPOTTER: How the ANC managed to birth the Ramabuza monstrosity

By Richard Poplak
Photo: Daily Maverick.

#ANCDecides2017: Live blog, day four as it happened

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: A tourist poses as she views Jerusalem's walled Old City and the Temple Mount area, known to Muslims as Haram el-Sharif (The Noble Sanctuary) with its distinctive golden Dome of the Rock, one of Islam's holiest sites, as seen from the Mount of Olives in East Jerusalem, 18 December 2017. US Vice President Mike Pence on 20 December is due to arrive in Israel following US President Donald J. Trump's recognition on 06 December of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. EPA-EFE/JIM HOLLANDER

#ANCdecides2017: Ramaphosa win could influence plan to downgrade relations with Israel

By PETER FABRICIUS
Photo: Supporters of the new ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa (unseen) celebrates on stage after he won the presidential race during the 54th ANC National Conference held at the NASREC Convention Centre, Johannesburg , South Africa, 18 December 2017. Photo: EPA-EFE/KIM LUDBROOK

#ANCdecides2017: South Africa reacts to election of Ramaphosa

By REBECCA DAVIS & GREG NICOLSON
Photo: Ruben Rustoff, secretary general of the Khoisan mass movement, protests outside the Nasrec conference centre hours before the new ANC leader is elected on Monday 18 December 2017. Photo: Daily Maverick/ Leila Dougan

#ANCdecides2017: Khoisan Liberation Movement protesters want to meet with new Top Six

By Nkateko Mabasa
Photo: New ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa during the 54th ANC National Conference held at the Nasrec  Expo Centre Johannesburg, South Africa, 18 December 2017. EPA-EFE/KIM LUDBROOK

#ANCdecides2017: On CR17’s home turf, family and neighbours put their faith in a rand-friendly presidency for one of their own

By BHEKI C. SIMELANE
Photo: Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa after the announcement of the results of the ANC’s leadership election at the 54th National Conference at Nasrec, Johannesburg, December 2018. Photo: Daily Maverick/Leila Dougan.

#ANCdecides2017: Reporter’s notebook – the day the ANC was paralysed

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: The ANC’s new deputy president, David Mabuza (L), and president, Cyril Ramaphosa (R) after the announcement of the outcome of the party’s 54th National Conference leadership elections. Photo: Daily Maverick

#ANCdecides2017: Hybrid Top Six has elements of both slates as opposition parties talk tough with their eyes on 2019

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma speaks with David Mahlobo ahead of voting at the 54th ANC National Conference. Photo: Daily Maverick

#ANCdecides2017: The Top Six that could have been

By Greg Nicolson
Cyril Ramaphosa

#ANCdecides2017: It is Cyril Ramaphosa

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: The new ANC Top Six following a leadership election at the 54th National Conference at Nasrec. From left, Deputy Secretary General, Jessie Duarte, Secretary General Ace Magashule, Chairman Gwede Mantashe, President Cyril Ramaphosa, Deputy President David Mabuza, Treasurer General Paul Mashatile. Photo: Daily Maverick

#ANCdecides2017: Meet the ANC’s new Top Six

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: The set up at Nasrec for the SABC's live coverage of the ANC's 54th elective conference. Photo: Greg Nicolson.

#ANCdecides2017: Television media coverage – of analysts, speculation, number crunching, tigers and flies

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: President Jacob Zuma, with Zweli Mkhize and Cyril Ramaphosa during  the nominations process on Day 2 of the ANC elective conference at Nasrec . Photo Daily Maverick.

#ANCdecides2017: Delegates cast their vote amid horse-trading, rigging claims, rumours and possibility of cross-slate voting

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: Daily Maverick

#ANCDecides2017: Day three as it happened

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and David Mahlobo on Sunday 17 December 2017, the second day of ANC’s 54th conference in Nasrec (Leila Dee Dougan)

#ANCdecides2017: CR17 and NDZ – a hair’s breadth apart in a contest where anything goes

By Marianne Merten
Main photo: An activist protests outside the 54th ANC Conference at Nasrec ExpoCentre, 17 December, 2017.  Photo: Leila Dougan.

#ANCdecides2017: Meanwhile, outside the conference hall, the ignored and disaffected people who are told to move on

By Nkateko Mabasa
Photo: Deputy Secretary-General Jessie Duarte watches proceedings at the ANC's 54th National Conference underway at Nasrec, Johannesburg. Photo:Daily Maverick/Leila Dougan

#ANCdecides2017: Reporter’s notebook – the day of waiting dangerously

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Delegates wave an ANC flag during the 54th ANC National Conference held at the NASREC Convention Centre, Johannesburg , South Africa, 16 December 2017.  Photo EPA-EFE/Cornell Tukiri

#ANCdecides2017: The leadership vote finally begins – and it’s a straight Slate vs Slate fight once more

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa at the ANC's Elective Conference at Nasrec. Photo: Daily Maverick

#ANCdecides2017 Analysis: In their hands - the 4,776 delegates who now choose the next president by secret vote

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: President Jacob Zuma on day one of the elective conference when he delivered his final address as president of the ANC. Photo: Daily Maverick

#ANCDecides2017: SACP, Cosatu and veterans hit back at Zuma

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Daily Maverick

#ANCDecides2017: Day two as it happened

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma speaks during the 54th African National Congress National Conference held at the NASREC Convention Centre, Johannesburg , South Africa, 16 December 2017. Photo: EPA-EFE/KIM LUDBROOK

#ANCdecides2017: Reporter’s notebook – smile and wave boys, smile and wave

By Stephen Grootes