Key Events in the ANC
Parliamentary Diplomacy: Suistainable Development beyond 2015
The work done by Parliaments the world over, in particular the place and role of Parliamentary diplomacy, has had scant coverage. Matters of international relations and diplomacy have previously been perceived as strictly the domain of the executives. The South African Parliament has been active in international bodies for the past 20 years. In these activities it is guided by the values that are entrenched in the provisions of the 1996 Constitution of the Republic of South Africa. Parliamentarians' international activities must always be informed by the same values that underpin the South African dispensation and strategic vision.
Dr Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri Remembered
The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services hosted the Inaugural Dr. Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri in honour of the late ANC NEC Member and Minister of Communications, Cde Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri. Convened under the theme "Gender Equality and Mainstreaming in ICT: Smart Strategies for Radical Economic Transformation", the memorial lecturer delivered by ANC NEC Member and Minister of Science and Technology, Cde Naledi Pandor, celebrated Cde Matsepe-Casaburri's life work in Information and Communication Technologies.
Dearth of Revolutionary Feminists in the Congress Movement: Challenge for the ANC Led Allaince
A friend posted a comment on his Facebook page questioning the seeming disappearance of feminists "in our movement" which I assume to mean the Congress movement. Accompanying his comment was a picture of young half naked girls wearing ANC Youth League T-shirts washing cars, I guess, as part of some campaign. I was touched and felt compelled to echo his question in marvel; where are the feminists in the Congress movement?
Madiba as an embodiment of the ANCís 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 ANCís values are loyalty, integrity, selflessness, humility and honesty. Nelson Mandela was a living embodiment of the ANC`s value system.
Released after the first NEC Lekgotla for 2015. The next NEC Lekgotla will be in July 2015
The NEC only meets this month, so there will be an NEC Bulletin following this NEC meeting.