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.
The ANC Veteran`s League is open to all ANC members 60 years of age or older, who have served the ANC and the movement over an unbroken period of 40 years. It will operate on a national, provincial and branch basis.
Its objectives are to ensure that veterans make a full and rich contribution to the work of the ANC, the movement and the life of the nation.
The Veteran`s League will function as an autonomous body within the overall structure of the ANC, of which it will be an integral part, with its own Constitution, rules and regulations, provided that these are not in conflict with the Constitution and policies of the ANC.