The National Chairperson will:
1. Remain the custodian of the policies adopted and decisions taken by the National Conference and National General Council and ensure that all organs of the ANC implement decisions taken by the National Conference, National General Council, NEC and the NWC and operate within the parameters of policy set out by the National Conference, National General Council and the NEC.
2. Preside over the National Conference, the National General Council, the NEC and the NWC.
3. Carry out such additional tasks or functions, as are entrusted to him or her, by the Conference, Council, NEC or NWC.
4. Be an ex-officio member of the NWC.
In the absence or incapacity of the National Chairperson, the President will assume his or her functions.