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The National Executive Committee

Powers of the NEC

The National Executive Committee is the highest organ of the ANC between National Conferences and has the authority to lead the organisation, subject to the provisions of this Constitution.

Without prejudice to the generality of its powers, the NEC shall:

  • Carry out the decisions and instructions of the National Conference and the National General Council.
  • Issue and send directives and in-structions to and receive reports from the provinces.
  • Supervise and direct the work of the ANC and all its organs, including national, provincial and local government caucuses.
  • Ensure that the provincial, regional and branch structures of the ANC function democratically and effectively. The NEC may suspend or dissolve a PEC where necessary. A suspension of a PEC shall not exceed a period of three months. Elections for a PEC, which has been dissolved, shall be called within nine months from dissolution. The National Executive Committee may appoint an interim structure during the period of suspension or the dissolution of the PEC to fulfill the functions of the PEC.
  • Oversee the work of the Veterans League, Women`s League and the Youth League.
  • Establish departments and set up committees, as it considers appropriate.
  • Manage and control all the national and international property and assets of the ANC.
  • Receive reports, supervise the work of, and delegate such functions to the NWC, as it considers necessary.
  • Issue documents and other policy directives as and when it deems fit.
  • Confer such honors, as it may deem appropriate.
  • Appoint annually a National List Com-mittee of not fewer than five and not more than nine persons for the selection and adoption of candidates for the national Parliament. The NEC shall draw up regulations for the procedures to be followed in such a selection. The National List Committee shall report to the NEC prior to the implementation of its recommendations. Provincial structures for the adoption of candidates shall report to the National List Committee.
  • The NEC may convene a Policy Conference, as a recommendation-making body on any matter of policy, whenever it deems necessary, but the NEC must convene a National Policy Conference at least six (6) months before the National Conference to review policies of the ANC and to recommend any new or to amend any present policy for consideration by the National Conference.

Composition of the NEC

The National Executive Committee, as a whole, shall not consist of less than fifty percent (50%) of women. The NEC, except where otherwise stipulated, shall be elected by secret ballot by the National Conference and shall hold office for five years and shall be constituted as follows:

  • The President, Deputy President, National Chairperson, the Secretary General, Deputy Secretary General and the Treasurer General who will be elected separately by the National Conference.
  • Eighty (80) additional members of the NEC.
  • The Chairperson and the Secretary of each elected ANC Provincial Executive Committee who shall be ex-officio members of the NEC.
  • The President and Secretary General of the ANC Women`s League who shall be ex-officio members of the NEC.
  • The President and Secretary General of the ANC Youth League who shall be ex-officio members of the NEC.
  • The President and Secretary General of the ANC Veterans League who shall be ex-officio members of the NEC.
  • The NEC may co-opt not more than five (5) additional members at any time during its term of office in order to provide for a balanced representation that reflects the true character of the South African people.
  • Should a vacancy occur on the NEC for any reason, the NEC shall have the power to fill the vacancy by appointing a replacement.
  • The quorum for meetings of the NEC shall be 50%+1 of its total membership.
  • A person must be a paid-up member of the ANC for at least five years before she or he can be nominated to the National Executive Committee of the ANC.

The current National Executive Committee as elected at the 53rd National Conference in Mangaung December 2012 is:

Officials

  1. Zuma, Jacob
  2. Cyril, Ramaphosa
  3. Mbete, Baleka
  4. Gwede, Mantashe
  5. Jessie, Duarte
  6. Zweli, Mkhize

Additional Members

  1. Bapela, Obed
  2. Bhengu, Nozabelo Ruth
  3. Brown, Lynne
  4. Capa-Langa, Zoleka Rosemary
  5. Cele, Bhekokwakhe Hamilton (Bheki)
  6. Cwele, Siyabonga C
  7. Davies, Rob
  8. Didiza, Thoko
  9. Dlamini-Zuma, Nkosazana Clarice
  10. Dlamini, Bathabile Olive
  11. Dlamini, Sidumo Mbongeni
  12. Dlodlo, Ayanda
  13. Dlulane, Beauty N
  14. Ebrahim, Ebrahim
  15. Gcabashe, Lungi
  16. Gigaba, Malusi
  17. Godongwana, Enoch
  18. Gordhan, Pravin
  19. Hanekom, Derek
  20. Joemat-Petterson, Tina
  21. Kodwa, Zizi
  22. Letsatsi-Duba, Dipuo
  23. Mabe, Pule
  24. Mabhudafhasi, Rejoice
  25. Mafu, Nocawe
  26. Magadzi, Dikeledi
  27. Mahaule, Regina
  28. Mahlobo, David
  29. Majola, Fikile (Slovo)
  30. Mandela, Nomzamo Winfred (Winnie)
  31. Manganye, Jane
  32. Maphatsoe, Kebby
  33. Mapisa-Nqakula, Nosiviwe
  34. Mapulane, Philly
  35. Masetlha, Billy Lesedi
  36. Mashamba, Joyce
  37. Mashinini, Sam
  38. Mbalula, Fikile
  39. Mboweni, Tito
  40. Mfeketo, Nomaindia
  41. Mmemezi, Humphrey M Z
  42. Mokonyane, Nomvula Paula
  43. Mokoto, Pinky
  44. Molewa, Ednah
  45. Moloi- Moropa, Joyce C
  46. Moloi, Pinky
  47. Motshekga, Angie
  48. Motshekga, Mathole
  49. Motsoaledi, Aaron
  50. Mthembi-Mahanyele, Sankie Dolly
  51. Mthembu, Jackson
  52. Mthethwa, Nathi
  53. Mtintso, Thenjiwe
  54. Ndebele, Joel Sibusiso
  55. Netshitenzhe, Joel
  56. Nkoana-Mashabane, Maite
  57. Nkwinti, Gugile
  58. Ntombela, Sefora Hixsonia (Sisi)
  59. Nxesi, Thulas
  60. Nzimande, Blade
  61. Oliphant, Mildred N
  62. Pandor, Naledi
  63. Peters, Dipuo
  64. Phaahla, Joe
  65. Radebe, Jeff
  66. Ramatlhodi, Ngoako Abel
  67. Segabutla, Miriam
  68. Semenya, Machwene Rosinah
  69. Shabangu, Susan
  70. Sisulu, Lindiwe
  71. Sisulu, Max Vuyisile
  72. Sizani, Stone
  73. Skwatsha, Mcebisi
  74. Tolashe, Sisisi
  75. Tshwete, Pam
  76. van der Merwe, Sue
  77. Xasa, Fikile D
  78. Yengeni, Tony Sithembiso
  79. Zokwana, Senzeni
  80. Zulu, Lindiwe

Ex-Officio Members

  1. Mmoiemang, Kenny
  2. Masualle, Phumulo
  3. Mabuyane, Oscar
  4. Mabuza, David
  5. Mashatile Paul
  6. Mahumapelo, Supra
  7. Papo, Hope
  8. Mathabatha, Chupu Stanley
  9. Zikalala, Sihle
  10. Ndlovu, Mandla
  11. Legoete, Dakota
  12. Seabi, Knocks
  13. Saul, Zamani
  14. Khumalo, Natso
  15. Sejake, Sandi
  16. Bulwane, William
  17. Fransman, Marius
  18. Jacobs, Faiez

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