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 : Jackson Mthembu
8 November 2012
The African National Congress is happy with the outcome of yesterday`s by-elections that saw it win eleven of the fifteen wards contested in eight provinces.
Of the eleven wards that were held by the ANC, we lost a ward in the Northwest to an independent and won a DA ward in Matsikama in the Western Cape.
This is a demonstration that the ANC remains rooted in its constituencies and it continues to sustain its base and is also making inroads in wards previously held by the DA particularly in the Western Cape Province.
We want to thank all those that reaffirmed their confidence in the ANC because of its commitment to change and transformation. The ANC will intensify its efforts to regain its lost ground in the Western Cape Province.
African National Congress