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 : Keith Khoza
22 November 2012
The African National Congress is disturbed by the reckless reporting of the SABC on the proceedings in a council meeting where an ANC Mayor was replaced by a DA member in Tlokwe following a vote of no confidence. The SABC news bulletin reported falsely that Comrade Jackson Mthembu was part of that meeting. This was reported continuously despite the fact that Comrade Jackson had clarified this to two journalists. Firstly this accusation was made without talking to the ANC to verify the facts and secondly the correction was ignored.
Comrade Jackson did not attend any council meeting in Tlokwe but was meeting provincial leadership to discuss the oncoming Presidential Centenary lecture scheduled for early next month. The ANC will raise it`s concerns with the senior management of the SABC and as well as lodge a formal complain with the Independent Broadcast Complains Commission.
ANC Communications Manager
Keith Khoza 0828239672