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 : Zizi Kodwa
14 July 2014
The African National Congress has learnt with sadness of the passing away of Nadine Gordimer at the age of (90) on Sunday. Nadine Gordimer was a South African writer, political activist within the ranks of the Congress movement, and a worthy recipient of the 1991 Nobel Prize for Literature amongst her many other accolades.
Gordimer began writing at the age of nine; with her first short story published at the age of fifteen. Her first novel (The Lying Days) based on her life was published in 1953. Nadine has been awarded with no less than fifteen honorary degrees from universities world wide.
Gordimer was a founding member of the Congress of South African Writers (COSAW). As a member of the ANC in 1989, Nadine testified in the mitigation for eleven United Democratic Front (UDF) leaders and Vaal Civil Association activists. In 1991, Nadine became the first South African and the first woman in 25 years to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.
The African National Congress sends its heartfelt condolences to Gordimer`s family, friends and her comrades and colleagues. Our country has lost an unmatched literary giant whose life`s work was our mirror and an unending quest for humanity.
African National Congress
Keith Khoza - 082 823 9672
Khusela Sangoni - 072 854 5707