The ANC is a national liberation movement. It was formed in 1912 to unite the African people and spearhead the struggle for fundamental political, social and economic change.
The ANC's key objective is the creation of a united, non-racial, non-sexist and democratic society.
This means the liberation of Africans in particular and black people in general from political and economic bondage. It means uplifting the quality of life of all South Africans, especially the poor.
The ANC is in an alliance with the South African Communist Party (SACP) and the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU). Each Alliance partner is an independent organisation with its own constitution, membership and programmes. The Alliance is founded on a common commitment to the objectives of the National Democratic Revolution, and the need to unite the largest possible cross-section of South Africans behind these objectives.
Dr Zweli Mkhize is a medical doctor, legislator and politician. He was born in Willowfontein, Pietermaritzburg on the 02nd of February in 1956. He graduated with an MBChB degree from the University of Natal (now University of KwaZulu-Natal) in 1982. In 1983, Mkhize did his internship at McCords Hospital in Durban before being employed at Edendale Hospital in his hometown, Pietermaritzburg.
Dr Mkhize has played a pivotal role in the process leading towards the establishment of a democratic government. In 1986, he went into exile and continued with his medical practice in Swaziland and Zimbabwe. He returned to South Africa in 1991 to work at Themba Hospital in the Eastern Transvaal. Later the same year, he started his private practice in Pietermaritzburg.
Between 1991 and 1994, Mkhize served as a member of the ANC's National Health Secretariat, the structure that was tasked with the responsibility of developing the country's health policy. Dr Mkhize co-founded the Regiona...