The world of politics has been abuzz with the anticipation that Dr. Mamphela Ramphele is going to start a new political party next week. Inevitably, the focus has been on the ramifications of such a move on the African National Congress, or the Democratic Alliance. But she should be looking at the implosion of Cope as a warning for what lies ahead for her. Without the right political infrastructure and networks, the new party will not survive. By SIPHO HLONGWANE.