Saturday, April 29, 2017

What Cadres Do

This was, I thought, one of the more thought-provoking placards I photographed at recent protests. Cadres have to do with political patronage (cadre deployment) and economic patronage (cadre employment). Through the deployment and employment of cadres, one develops a parallel power structure to the constitution -- cadres answering first to the party, second to the public. It has been said that this is the modus operandi of the African National Congress, and it would be helpful if they were more explicit about it. Here is a paper on (click here) Cadre Deployment Policy.

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