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.
Author : Jackson Mthembu
22 January 2013
The African National Congress (ANC) calls for calm in the Zamdela Township, in Sasolburg, Free State, amidst the protest by residents who are against the proposed merger of Metsimaholo and Ngwathe municipalities.
The ANC respect the rights of all residents to raise their view on any matter that affects them; however we are against any form of violence, intimidation and destruction of public and private property. Our utmost concern is the level of criminal activity taking place, including looting of shops. This will not only affect business in the area but will also affect innocent residents.
The ANC welcomes government and law enforcement agenciesí swift intervention in this matter by arresting perpetrators of this senseless destruction of property and criminality. This cannot be allowed in a modern democracy such as ours, where individuals with ulterior motives takes advantage of what should be a peaceful protest to be a fertile ground for criminality.
African National Congress
Keith Khoza 0828239672
Ishmael Mnisi 0823335550