ANC Statements

The African National Congress (ANC) in the Eastern Cape is shocked and saddened on the sudden passing of ANC Sarah Baartman Regional Chairperson and Sarah Baartman District Executive Mayor, Comrade Mzimkhulu Eric Scara Njadayi.

The DSG was admitted to hospital on Sunday, 28 November 2021 with gastrointestinal
complications requiring various investigations, an interventional procedure and other
treatment. Further results are awaited. The initial procedure has been successful.

The African National Congress media briefing planned for tomorrow on Local
Government latest developments following the establishment of councils throughout
the country will now be addressed by the Head of Elections Comrade Fikile Mbalula.

The African National Congress Deputy Secretary General (DSG) Comrade Jessie Duarte will today, Monday 22 November 2021, brief members of the media on the outcomes of the Special National Executive Committee meeting held on the 21st of November 2021.

The National Executive Committee of the ANC met in a special session on Sunday, 21 November 2021 to consider nominations for mayoral candidates in metro, local and district municipalities. The NEC also considered the report on engagements with other parties in hung municipalities.

The African National Congress today Sunday, 21 November 2021, holds a special meeting of its National Executive Committee at the Saint Georges Hotel, Irene – Tshwane.

The African National Congress has noted media reports of a purported meeting between our President Cyril Ramaphosa and IFP emeritus President, Prince Mangosuthu on a nation wide coalition pact involving hung municipalities.

The African National Congress has completed its engagements with political parties that will be our
partners in the hung municipalities. This process has been a three tier process with discussions involving all layers of leadership throughout the country.

Today members of the ANC who claim to be from the Region of Ekhurhuleni in Gauteng held a protest outside Luthuli House on matters related to candidate selection for the recently held local government elections. The group of protesters held printed posters and various other paraphernalia with messages not in keeping with the unity of our movement.

The African National Congress (ANC), President Cyril Ramaphosa will tomorrow address the organisations 2021 Local Government Elections Thank You Event. The purpose of the event is to thank members of staff, volunteers, and communities in all forms for going out and exercising their democratic right by participating in the 2021 Local Government Elections.

The African National Congress is today, Sunday, 07 November 2021, holding a special meeting of its National Executive Committee at the Saint Georges Hotel, Irene – Tshwane. The gathering is reflecting amongst others on the outcomes of the 2021 Local Government Elections and considering approaches towards coalition governments.

The ANC has assembled a team of negotiators led by the Treasurer General, Cde Paul Mashatile and the Deputy Secretary General, Cde Jessie Duarte. This initiative is one of many constructive engagements that are happening at all levels of the organisation.

South Africa joined the ranks of over 142 countries across the world that managed to hold elections amidst the global Covid 19 pandemic. Our sixth local government election was peaceful, free and fair, despite the hiccups.

The Deputy Secretary-General of the African National Congress, Cde Jessie Duarte, will today brief media on ANC’s Performance in the 2021 Local Government Elections.

The African National Congress joins all parents, teachers, and everyone in South Africa, in wishing the Grade 12 Class of 2021 well with their final exams. These exams signify a crucial point in your schooling career, when you close-off your basic education years, and usher in an opportunity for a more enriching  journey of higher education.

ANC CALLS ON COMMUNITIES TO RALLY BEHIND THE VOOMA VACCINATION CAMPAIGN


1 October 2021

The African National Congress (ANC) welcomes the announcement by His Excellency, President Cyril Ramaphosa to move the country to Covid-19 lockdown Adjusted Alert Level 1. In addition, the ANC urges all South Africans to lend their support to the government-led Vooma Vaccination Weekends aimed at mobilizing citizens to get vaccinated as a means to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic and return the country back to normality.

ANC DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL, COMRADE JESSIE DUARTE TO BRIEF MEDIA ON COUNCILLOR CANDIDATE REGISTRATION FOR 2021 LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS


20 September 2021

The African National Congress (ANC) Deputy Secretary General (DSG), Comrade Jessie Duarte will tomorrow, Wednesday, 22 September 2021, brief the media on the status of the ANC Councillor Candidate registration process for the 2021 Local Government Elections (LGE) which are to be held on the 1st of November 2021.  

ANC WELCOMES DECISION BY CONSTITUTIONAL COURT TO UPHOLD DECISION TO ALLOW CANDIDATE REGISTRATION AND ENCOURAGES CITIZENS TO MAKE USE OF LAST OPPORTUNITY TO REGISTER


20 September 2021

The African National Congress (ANC) welcomes the decision by the Constitutional Court to dismiss the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) application to set aside the Independent Electoral Commission’s (IEC) decision to amend the electoral timetable to allow candidate registration following the open voter registration weekend on 18 - 19 September 2021.

ANC PRESIDENT COMRADE CYRIL RAMAPHOSA TO ADDRESS COSATU CENTRAL COMMITTEE MEETING


20 September 2021

The African National Congress (ANC) President Comrade, Cyril Ramaphosa, will today, Monday, 20th September 2021, address the Central Committee meeting of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu).

ANC MOURNS THE PASSING OF JOHANNESBURG EXECUTIVE MAYOR, COMRADE JOLIDEE MATONGO


19 September 2021

The African National Congress (ANC) is shocked and saddened by the tragic passing of the Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg, Comrade Jolidee Matongo.

ANC PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA TO LEAD VOTER REGISTRATION  CAMPAIGN THIS WEEKEND


17 September 2021

The African National Congress President, Comrade Cyril Ramaphosa and the National Officials will from tomorrow, Saturday, 18th September to Sunday 19th September 2021, lead Members of the National Executive Committee on the 2021 Local Government Elections (LGE) Open Voter Registration weekend campaign across all the nine provinces and in almost all municipal areas of South Africa.

ANC MOURNS THE PASSING OF PROFESSOR HLENGIWE MKHIZE


16 September 2021

The African National Congress (ANC) dips its revolutionary banner in honour of Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize, a tried and trusted cadre of our movement and member of the National Executive Committee.

ANC STATEMENT ON ATTEMPTS TO UNDERMINE THE INDEPENDENCE AND LEGITIMACY OF THE IEC


9 September 2021

The African National Congress (ANC) is concerned about a poster circulating on social media platforms seeking to undermine the legitimacy and independence of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC).

9 September 2021

The African National Congress (ANC) has noted with dismay, the ongoing divisive, opportunistic and anti-ANC behaviour by Carl Niehaus. The latest is his personal statement purported to be made on behalf of ANC staff announcing that he would be laying criminal charges regarding the salary matter.

The African National Congress (ANC) extends its deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the late National Freedom Party leader, Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi.

1 September 2021

The African National Congress rejects outright the contemptuous insinuations by Helen Zille that the ANC’s decision to withdraw its application to the Electoral Court for reopening of candidate registration was based on “leaks” from the Constitutional Court.

1 September 2021

The African National Congress Deputy Secretary General (DSG), Comrade Jessie Duarte, will today, Wednesday, 1 September 2021, visit the home of the late Comrade Kebby Maphatsoe, to pay homage and convey condolences to the family on behalf of the movement.

1 September 2021

On 26 August 2021 the African National Congress indicated that it would lodge an application with the Electoral Court requesting it to order the Independent Electoral Commission to amend the electoral time table and reopen the opportunity to register candidates in terms of Section 11(2)(a) of the Local Government: Municipal Electoral Act.

31 August 2021

The African National Congress (ANC) has received the news of the passing of its Member of Parliament and President of Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA), Comrade Kebby Maphatsoe, with shock and sadness. Death has robbed the liberation movement of one of its most courageous and fearless cadres.

29 August 2021

The African National Congress has launched a new strategy for fund raising that is responsive to the Political Party Funding Act requirements. The crowd funding is aimed at mobilising ANC members and supporters to participate in funding ANC programmes and activities.

28 August 2021

The Office of the ANC Treasurer General Comrade Paul Mashatile has noted with concern a misleading statement by faceless people who allege that a selection of business people donated money to the Treasurer General.

26 August 2021

The African National Congress (ANC) Deputy Secretary General, comrade Jessie Duarte will today, Thursday, 26 August 2021 brief the media on the ANC’s intention to approach the Electoral Court to apply for an order re-opening local government candidate registration, and further alternative relief, for the 27 October 2021 local government elections.

23 August 2021

The African National Congress (ANC) Deputy Secretary General (DSG) Comrade Jessie Duarte, will this evening, 23 August 2021, brief the media on the organizations 2021 Local Government Elections Councillor candidate list submission to the Independent Electoral Commission.

22 August 2021

The African National Congress (ANC), Head of Organising and Mass Mobilisation Comrade Nomvula Mokonyane, together with members of the ANC in Gauteng, the ANC Women’s League and the Congress of South African Students (COSAS) will be at the Gauteng South High Court tomorrow morning to support the families of the COSAS Three plus One.

17 May 2021

On, Wednesday, the 19th of May 2021, the ANC will be participating in municipal by-elections across different parts of the country.

The ANC urges all its members and supporters to go out in their numbers and vote for ANC candidates.

The ANC views local government as the coalface of service delivery and a door-step to democracy. Our ward councillor selection process, which is undepinned by community participation, is designed to advance people’s power in action.

 

25 January, 2021

The African National Congress will today, 25th of January 2021, hold a virtual memorial service in honour of its National Executive Committee member and minister in the Presidency Comrade Jackson Mthembu. Comrade Jackson passed away on Thursday, 21 January 2021, following Covid-19 related complications and was laid to rest on Sunday the 24 of January 2021 as per national lockdown regulations.

24 January, 2021

As this Lekgotla of the ANC National Executive Committee draws to a close, we are reminded of the difficult and painful times through which we are living. Earlier today, we bid farewell to one of our most beloved NEC members, Cde Jackson Mthembu. Yesterday, we heard with deep sadness of the passing of Jonas Gwanga, a revolutionary cultural icon. As we mourn their passing, we remember all those within our movement and society who have lost their lives.

24 January, 2021

African National Congress (ANC) President Comrade Cyril Ramaphosa will today, Sunday, the 24th of January 2021 deliver a closing address at the Virtual National Executive Committee Lekgotla.

24 January, 2021

The African National Congress (ANC) Secretary General Comrade Ace Magashule will today, 24 January 2021, pay a courtesy visit to the family of late cultural legend and icon, Jonas Gwangwa, who passed away yesterday at the age of 83. Secretary General Magashule will use the courtesy visit to convey condolences on behalf of the National Executive Committee

23 January, 2021

The African National Congress (ANC) has learned with shock and sadness of the passing of our cultural legend and icon, Jonas Gwangwa at the age of 83.

21 January, 2021

The ANC learned with shock of the passing of its National Executive Committee (NEC) member and Minister in the Presidency, comrade Jackson “Mvelase” Mthembu, after a battle with Covid 19.
Born 5 June 1958 in Witbank (now Emalahleni, Mpumalanga), Cde Jackson (62) mostly referred to in his clan name “Mvelase” has dedicated his entire life to the struggle for a better South Africa and world.

21 January, 2021

The African National Congress is concerned by findings of the interim report drafted for the Council for Medical Schemes released on 19th January 2021 which found that three top medical aid schemes are guilty of racial discrimination.

21 January, 2021

The African National Congress (ANC) will, from tomorrow, Friday, the 22nd of January 2021 to Sunday, the 24th of January 2021, hold a virtual National Executive Committee (NEC) Lekgotla.

20 January, 2021

The African National Congress (ANC) is saddened by the passing of legendary football administrator,  Abdul Bhamjee. His death marks the end of a golden era of South African football. The history of South African football will be incomplete without mentioning the name of this shrewd and dedicated servant of the game.

17 January, 2021

The African National Congress (ANC) dips its revolutionary banner in honour of  Comrade Muntukayise Bhekuyise “Mphemba” Ntuli, a tried and tested freedom fighter who served our revolutionary movement with selfless dedication and utmost loyalty. Comrade Bhekuyise was mostly referred to in his clan name “Mphemba”. Death be not proud!

16 January, 2021

The African National Congress is deeply saddened by the untimely passing of renowned actor, director, producer, writer and music composer Ntate Sam Phillips. He passed away this morning, Saturday 16 January 2021, at the age of 72. Phillips passing leaves a huge void in the performing arts industry as a whole.

15 January, 2021

The African National Congress (ANC) has received the news of the passing of radio legend, Welcome Bhodloza Nzimande, with shock and sadness. We join the South African Broadcasting Service (SABC) family and the music industry in mourning the loss of this giant of the airwaves. His passing marks the end of a golden era in the history of broadcasting.

13 January, 2021

The African National Congress (ANC) is deeply saddened by the passing on of Comrade Mario Masuku, a stalwart of the movement, the former President of the People’s United Democratic Movement (PUDEMO) and the leader of the people of Swaziland.

Now let us talk of Freedom,. Everywhere in the world today, the oppressed and exploited masses of people are up in arms. They are fighting against the forces of colonialism and imperialism. They are making great sacrifices to redeem their human dignity and fundamental liberties from the shackles of bondage.

Mr. Chairman, the World Peace Council is most grateful to you and to the Special Political Committee of the General Assembly for this opportunity for our delegation to be heard on the crucial problems posed by the policy of apartheid pursued by the racist Pretoria regime.

As a criminal court Judge in New York City and former City Human Rights Commissioner, it may seem unusual for me to appear here to testify about South Africa. However, I appear since recently I spent ten days in South Africa as one of two observers for my church, the American Protestant Episcopal Church, at the trial in Johannesburg of the Dean of the Anglican Cathedral there.

The African National Congress South Africa vehemently condemns decision to impose state of emergency by queensland government during tour South Africa racist team. Demonstrations and actions of people and workers against tour fully consistent with United Nations resolution to combat racism and Apartheid in 1971.

We forward herewith a statement of the African National Congress of South Africa on the announcement by the Tory Government of the United Kingdom that it would. resume arms sale to South Africa.

At the South African Races Congress held at Toleni the inaugural address, of which the following is the substance, was delivered by The PRESIDENT (J. TENGO JABAVU) who cordially welcomed the Chiefs, delegates and people, some of whom had travelled long distances to be present. 

Our friend and neighbour, the Rev. John L. Dube, Principal of the Ohlange Native Industry School,