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.
4 July 1990
A referendum of white farmers in the Transvaal was held on Friday, 29 June. They were asked whether they were in favour of the preservation of white property rights in their districts.
This is based on a total misconception of the policy of the ANC with regard to ownership of land. what we advocate is that the land should be shared among all those who work it, and that the existing imbalance where the 87% of South African`s land held by whites be redressed.
We do not, and never have, advocated the forcible confiscation of land from anyone in South Africa. this in fact has been the policy of the South African Minority Government to date.