Tom Lodge

Tom Lodge teaches in the department of politics at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Fieldwork for this article was supported by the “Democracy and Social Capital” project, funded by the Swedish International Development Agency. He is the author of Mandela: A Critical Life (2006).

July 2006, Volume 17, Issue 3

The Future of South Africa’s Party System

The ruling African National Congress has been an overwhelming presence in the politics of post-apartheid South Africa. The country's dominant-party system, despite its dangers, may be the strongest buttress for democracy.