Key Events in the ANC
The Unity of Women : A need for deep Reflection
Capitalism and patriarchy are two sides of the same coin. Both systematically exploit people; divide the interests of human beings into what is good for profit and what achieves results for the growth of the market place.
"Workers of the World Unite. You have nothing to lose but your chains. You have a world to gain"
Who can forget that powerful clarion call, issued by Karl Marx and Friederich Engels, as the closing words of the Communist Manifesto. A century and a half later, as unionists and communists, we still strive to unite the working class - convinced that this is the only way to improve the conditions of the workers, to gain and protect labour and human rights - and ultimately to lose the chains of monopoly capitalism and build a new socialist order.
SA Print media self-"regulation" remains ineffective
The right of the public to a free media is indisputable. It is an essential component of South Africa's democracy - which depends on informed citizens participating in all aspects of our society. There are many aspects to this - and for the media to play its role, it needs to be trusted and seen as credible by the public. Independent regulation is crucial to this - intended to act in the public interest and provide a means for redress if any publication breaches the fundamental responsibility of journalism - to tell the truth.
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 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.