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
23 January 2013
The African National Congress joins millions of South Africans in wishing Bafana Bafana, the South African National Soccer Team well, in their encounter with Angola today, 23RD January 2012, at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.
With Bafana Bafana renewed enthusiasm, vigour and the determination to improve their game, it must give expression to an expected better performance that should lead to them winning the game.
Beyond the Bafana Bafana players on the ground, the team should count on the support of the entire nation which will be on the stadia and at home.
The ANC calls upon its members and all South Africans to rally around Bafana Bafana by going to the stadium in large numbers in support of Bafana Bafana and in support of South Africa hosting of this prestigious African soccer tournament.