I am working at the ANC election rally at Soccer City Johannesburg. This is the culmination of the election campaign. Looking at the crowd, the festival atmosphere and the exuberance of the youth in attendance one would be hard pressed to say that the ANC has any crisis. The support of the youth seems undiminished. I sense a genuine sense of commitment to the party. Any talk of a fissure in its support base and constituency is rubbished by the shouts and chants emanating from the “Ring of Fire”. The support this party has at grass roots level is beyond doubt.