Masualle makes cut for ANC NEC

Eastern Cape Premier Phumulo Masualle is among 14 Eastern Cape ANC members who made it into the National Executive Committee (NEC). Others are Enoch Godongwana,  Zingisa Losi, Nocawe Mafu, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, Noxolo Kiviet, Zoleka...

Ramaphosa promises to fight corruption in the ranks of governing party

Newly elected ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa has stated that the governing party will "act fearlessly against alleged corruption and abuse of office within our ranks" as he assumes the party's most powerful office. https://content.jwplatform.com/previews/pewSSO7j-ceAIOXP1   The former...

#ANC54: These are the 80 members elected to the NEC

The newly elected National Executive Committee (NEC) of the ANC was announced at the close of the 54th national conference on Thursday morning. The announcement‚ which was delayed on Wednesday‚ took place after Cyril Ramaphosa...

‘Protect integrity’ of conference – Cyril

By NICO GOUS and NEO GOBA Newly elected ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa called on delegates yesterday to “protect the integrity” of the ruling party’s 54th national conference and not let it “degenerate into controversy and...

ANC wants measures to tackle patriarchy within its ranks

Delegates at the ANC’s 54th national elective conference have admitted that patriarchy is a big problem in the governing party. This is according to senior ANC MP Nocawe Mafu‚ who was briefing the media on...

Ramaphosa asks delegates to not let ANC conference ‘degenerate into controversy’

Newly elected ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa called on delegates on Wednesday to “protect the integrity” of the ruling party’s 54th National Conference and not let it “degenerate into controversy and huge legal suits that...

ANC calls on Zuma to comply with Public Protector recommendation

The national conference of the ANC has resolved that President Jacob Zuma should immediately appoint the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture as recommended by former public protector Thuli Madonsela. This exerts more pressure...

ANC conference deadlocks on giving more teeth to integrity committee

The ANC ‘s national conference has ended with a deadlock on the proposal to give more powers to its integrity committee to force leaders to step down if they bring the party into disrepute. This...

ANC wants Zuma to be answerable to Luthuli House

The ANC’s national conference wants President Jacob Zuma as head of state to be answerable to Luthuli House now that he is no longer at the helm of the party. Following commissions on organisational renewal‚...

TOM EATON: What the ANC needs now is a priest‚ an undertaker and a...

There’s still a whole lot we don’t know. The whereabouts of those 68 votes‚ for example‚ and whether Cyril Ramaphosa will spend the next five years with one hand tied behind his back or...

‘We give up on this ANC fiasco‚’ says analyst

For the past few days‚ Khaya Sithole has been eloquently sharing his political wisdoms on the ANC national conference on news channel eNCA. But on Wednesday even he threw his hands up as the drama...

No plan to extend conference beyond today: ANC

There are no plans to extend the ANC's five-day elective conference beyond today, the party’s spokeswoman Khusela Sangoni-Khawe announced on Tuesday night. The conference, which started on Friday, is scheduled to end today. In...

Journalists complain about bullying by security at ANC conference

Journalists attending the ANC’s national elective conference have charged they have been having a hard time reporting on developments at the gathering because of bullying by security guards. Several journalists covering the event complained about...

EC politicians are in the running for national executive service with ANC

Several Eastern Cape politicians – including premier Phumulo Masualle, former ANCYL leader Ayanda Matiti and former finance deputy minister Mcebisi Jonas – stand a chance to serve on the ANC’s 80member national executive committee...

Party no longer seen as beacon of hope

By ZINE GEORGE and ZINGISA MVUMVU The ANC, since its 2012 conference, has been on the offensive, with its former allies in society looking for alternative allies. This was because the party was no longer seen...

Not much losses in the Eastern Cape, says Mantashe

By ZINE GEORGE and ZINGISA MVUMVU The ANC electoral support in the Eastern Cape, despite losing the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro to DA-led coalition government, remains strong as the governing party continues to plummet badly...

ANC winners and losers

By ZINE GEORGE and ZINGISA MVUMVU This morning South Africans will know who their next president is likely to be when the new ANC leader is announced – that is if the governing party wins...

Eastern Cape cries exclusion at ANC conference

The Eastern Cape delegation at the ongoing ANC national conference at Nasrec is crying exclusion by session chair Baleka Mbete during plenary debates. This was raised by an Eastern Cape delegate from Chris Hani region...

Final list of candidates for top six ANC positions announced

The ANC's presidential contest will be a two-horse race when ANC delegates cast their votes during the ANC elective conference on Sunday. Despite several names being suggested as presidential hopefuls‚ in the end only Deputy...

Vote against Guptas and for Tambo‚ says Young Communist League official

If the African National Congress (ANC) intends to survive beyond its 54th national elective conference‚ voting delegates need to ensure that they choose leaders who restore the integrity of the party. This is according to...

Dlamini-Zuma will be the new ANC president on Monday‚ says Supra

ANC North West chairman Supra Mahumapelo is convinced that come Monday Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will be the new ANC president. Nominations for the position of president and the top officials will take place later on...

EC delegates ‘left out by mistake’ now part of ANC conference

By ZINE GEORGE and ZINGISA MVUMVU An undisclosed number of Eastern and Western Cape delegates who were left out of the ANC conference being held in Nasrec have now been included during the credentials verification...

Voting could start in next 8 hours‚ says Bathabile Dlamini

ANC Women's League (ANCWL) president Bathabile Dlamini estimates that voting in the 54th ANC national conference might start in the next eight hours. Dlamini was talking on the sidelines of the conference which experienced delays...

ANC conference kicks off with credentials report

The ANC elective conference kicked off at 1Oam with ANC deputy general secretary Jessie Duarte tabling the credentials report. This is the report which monitors the legitimacy of those in attendance who will be eligible...

History depicted on ANCYL t-shirt riddled with errors

Julius Malema has been left off the historic t-shirt depicting all the previous leaders of the ANC Youth League. On Saturday‚ the first day of the ANC’s elective conference‚ ANCYL president Collin Maine arrived at...

Zuma has been at the helm of dishonesty, says SACP

SA Communist Party (SACP) first general secretary Solly Mapaila has rubbished President Jacob Zuma's last speech as the leader of the ANC. Zuma delivered his political report to the 54th ANC elective conference in Nasrec...

WATCH: 11 Highlights from Zuma’s last speech

President Jacob Zuma delivered his political report at the ANC elective conference in Nasrec on Saturday. Here are the main highlights of his lengthy speech‚ which predominantly covered internal issues facing the organisation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaICTHpzW7E&feature=youtu.be 1. Zuma is...

Zuma urges ANC delegates to accept outcome of elections

President Jacob Zuma has called on ANC members to accept the outcome of the elections at the ANC national conference. "Support the one the majority have supported‚ finish and klaar‚" he told delegates. He said the...

Zuma lashes out at media‚ parly and civil society

The ANC is in danger of voting itself out of power if existing factional differences continue to play out in parliament‚ President Jacob Zuma said on Saturday. Zuma said the issues the ANC is facing...

Zuma takes aim at ‘problematic’ veterans

President Jacob Zuma has taken aim at ANC veterans who have called for him to be removed from office. He said the veterans could be a “vehicle used to cause more problems” in the ANC. The...

Factionalism has cost us‚ says Zuma

Factionalism‚ slate politics and ill-discipline have cost the ANC a lot of members‚ President Jacob Zuma said on Saturday. “Factionalism is the biggest threat to the organisation. It is because of factionalism that we have...

‘We need to protect the ANC from corporate greed’ – Zuma

The private sector is just as corrupt as the public sector‚ President Jacob Zuma has said. Zuma said when corruption was identified in the private sector‚ it was given fancy names like weak governance systems...

ANC delegates look to the heavens for divine guidance

The ANC has looked to the heavens for divine intervention as its 54th conference gets underway‚ with religious leaders blessing the gathering. The highly divided delegates attending the conference sang hymns with one voice‚ putting...

We are still confident of Dlamini-Zuma victory‚ says Zikalala

KwaZulu-Natal ANC leader Sihle Zikalala says the province is still confident that its candidate‚ Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma‚ will win the party’s leadership battle‚ despite a court ruling that nullified the provincial general council. Zikalala spoke to...

Maine accuses judges of seeking to influence outcome of ANC conference

ANC Youth League president Collen Maine has become the latest politician to accuse judges of seeking to influence the outcome of this weekend's ANC elective conference in favour of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. Maine was...

Khoisan demand to meet ANC Top 6 at conference

Four Khoisan men led by Chief Khoisan SA are threatening to camp outside Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg until a member of the ANC Top 6 hears their demands. The group walked from the Eastern...

KZN and Free State PECs will not be allowed to vote

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has confirmed that delegates from KwaZulu-Natal‚ Free State and North West affected by three court rulings on Friday will not be granted voting status at the conference. Mantashe addressed the...

EC delegates first to arrive at conference centre this morning

The Eastern Cape ANC national conference delegates were the first to arrive at the Nasrec Expo Centre this morning. This while the start of the much-anticipated gathering has been delayed from 9am to 2pm today. The...

Gigaba calls for radical transformation of economy and inclusive growth

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba fired the first shots at the ANC national conference on Saturday morning‚ calling for radical transformation of the economy as well as inclusive growth at a breakfast briefing to business...

ANC national conference delegates in high spirits

African National Congress delegates attending the 54th national elective conference have started rolling in at Soweto's Nasrec Expo Centre. Clad in party colours‚ a majority of delegates are in high spirits as they sing different...

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No matter who wins‚ I’m ready to be led‚ says Zuma

Outgoing ANC President Jacob Zuma has said that regardless of who succeeds him as ANC president at the party’s national conference this weekend he is ready to be led. Delivering the key note address at...

ANC NEC meets to discuss court rulings

The ANC national executive committee will meet this morning to unpack the two High Court judgments delivered yesterday, which could impact on the number of voting delegates attending the party's 54th elective conference. ANC spokesman...

Final countdown to end of JZ: ANC Elective conference up and running

By ZINE GEORGE and ZINGISA MVUMVU As of today, South Africa is a step closer to seeing the back of President Jacob Zuma as he is scheduled to deliver his last political report to more...

ANC calls urgent NEC meeting on three critical court judgments

ANC leaders have been called to an emergency national executive committee meeting (NEC) early on Saturday morning, two hours before the scheduled start of its national conference - to deal with three damning court...

BREAKING: Free State ANC conference declared unlawful

The high court in Bloemfontein on Friday declared the ANC Free State provincial conference and resolutions taken there as unlawful and void. The ruling does not‚ however‚ prevent delegates from attending the ANC elective conference...

Smooth sailing at ANC conference – so far

It's all systems go for the ANC's 54th elective conference in Nasrec, where more than 5000 delegates are expected to vote for new leaders. https://twitter.com/Dispatch_DD/status/941645529330708480 ANC spokesman Zizi Kodwa said by midday the more than 600 Eastern...

Court cases won’t affect ANC national conference‚ says Mantashe

The ANC on Friday said the outcomes of a North West court case that nullified the Bojanala regional conference would have no bearing on the upcoming national conference. “The beauty of it is that the...

ANC KZN leadership dissolved by court

By Jeff Wicks and Nathi Olifant The KwaZulu-Natal ANC’s Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) has been effectively dissolved by an order of the Pietermaritzburg High Court. The judgment‚ handed down by Judge Rishi Seegobin‚ scrapped the elective...

Bojanala ANC conference nullified

The North West High Court has nullified the Bojanala regional conference of the African National Congress. The court set aside 32 branch general meetings in the region. Yesterday‚ it took parties involved in the application six...