Key Events in the ANC
Celebration of 60th Anniversary of the Freedom Charter
We have gathered in Kliptown to relive the historic moment in the history of our country 60 years ago, when the visionary document, the Freedom Charter, was adopted by the Congress of the People. We pay homage to the 3000 delegates who gathered here in Kliptown and made history by uniting regardless of race, gender and class.
The Congress of the People: Reflections of an Activist
The week-end of June 25-26, 1955 the “New Age”, the Progressive Liberation Movement weekly paper, headlined “All Roads Lead to Kliptown”. Kliptown was the venue chosen to launch the Freedom Charter. The date 26 June was specifically chosen to coincide with the 26 June Stay Away strike of 1950.
A Fitting Tribute to Barney Molokwane, a True Gallant Fighter to the End
During the celebrations of June month as we mark the 39th year of June 16 this year, I take this rare opportunity to pay a fitting tribute to a gallant hero of our armed struggle, Richard Barney Molokwane for his courage and brevity in the execution of his political and military task to wipe off oppression and usher in an era of national independence, social progress and human dignity for the oppressed majority in our country.
Madiba as an embodiment of the ANC’s value system
The African National Congress (ANC) as a revolutionary national liberation movement differs from its political counterparts, or strategic opponents, in the South African body politic not just by the content of its elections manifestos. It is also distinguished by its set of values, political culture and organisational discipline. These three sets of qualities, can be collectively described as the ANC`s value system. The ANC’s values are loyalty, integrity, selflessness, humility and honesty. Nelson Mandela was a living embodiment of the ANC`s value system.
Released after the NEC meeting which was held on the 27 - 29 March 2015
This NEC Bulletin focuses on the meeting of the National Executive Committee on 27-29 March 2015. The next meeting will be 16-17 May 2015.