The newstatesman.com published on 8 January 2015 a commentary titled "Why Is the ANC Following the Example of the Chinese Communist Party?" by David Plaut.
South Africa's ruling African National Congress is constructing a political school and policy institute. The idea is to model the institute on the Chinese Communist Party's cadre training organization--the Chinese Executive Leadership Academy Pudong. The author notes that President Jacob Zuma has promised that the ANC will rule until the second coming of Christ.