Key Events in the ANC
Our nation must cultivate a culture of tolerance
Xenophobia and racism are irrational attitudes stemming from a conception of creating a difference between us and the other. In their approach, they rely on a worldview informed by stereotypes. Xenophobia, more specifically, is based on the dislike and distrust of foreigners. Therefore, having formed a set of preconceived ideas and opinions about the foreigners, we can act in a prejudicial manner towards them.
Immigrants are welcome in South Africa
It is with deep regret that we join the President of South Africa as well as the rest of the peoples of our country, in both condemning the violent attacks on foreign nationals in our country and in expressing our sincerest regrets to fellow African and Pakistani nationals in South Africa who have been the victims of these savage acts of violence against foreign nationals by criminals.
ANC PCO in ground breaking education initiative
It was Former President Nelson Mandela who once said, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world". Both Madiba and former ANC President, OR Tambo, have attested that any country that does not care about its youth, does not deserve its future. Equally, it is our belief that a community that does not care about its youth is a community doomed to fail. The youth are the future of any community and society.
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.