Key Events in the ANC
Open Letter from President Jacob Zuma to Mia Couto, Mozambican writer and poet
I was very happy to hear from you after a long time. It is a pity that we are reconnecting under sad and painful circumstances which have prompted you to write an open letter to me. I remember you from our days in Mozambique, when you worked at the Mozambique Information Agency and when you were editor of Tempo magazine and later of Noticias.
South Africa`s April Thesis
In terms of laws of motion, for every action there's a reaction in the opposite direction. Equal in magnitude the forces acting upon the action-reaction interaction balance each other, create the state of, or hold in an equilibrium. Unequal magnitudes between those opposed forces result in a motion determined by a force or set thereof acting together with greater magnitude. It was Isaac Newton who proved the universal validity of this law in physics. In social science, it was Karl Marx who proved the universal validity of a similar law governing the movement of human society, but this based on a different philosophy - materialism, dialectical, and its conception of history.
The ANC Womens League is not the DA of the ANC
The decision by the African National Congress Women`s League (ANCWL) to postpone its elective conference has given rise to unfortunate speculation about the organization. This fails to understand the role of internal party dynamics in reaching decisions. A common misconception exists regarding the role of the organization. Namely that it`s raison d` etre should be to "speak truth to power" -†that power being the ANC itself.
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.