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 : Derek Hanekom
2 September 2011
On the 30th August 2011 Comrade Julius Malema brought an application to have all charges against him quashed. A number of arguments were advanced in support of the application.
The National Disciplinary Committee met on the 31st August 2011 and 1st September to deliberate on this application.
The ruling was delivered at 09h00 this morning. The NDC dismissed comrade Julius Malema’s application to have the charges quashed.
The NDC has decided to release the entire ruling to the media for the benefit of its members, its Alliance Partners and the general public.
The hearing will resume on Monday 5th September 2011
National Disciplinary Committee