ANC renewal and the war on corruption is one thing. But transforming the character of the South African political economy is quite another.
Governing parties and officials need to take note of the frustration being expressed by ordinary South Africans.
The chaos visiting South Africa's North-West province shows that ordinary people in rural areas have got a raw deal from ruling party.
Corruption has become one of the biggest concerns for South Africans living in a province that has erupted in violence.