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
22 November 2012
The African National Congress welcome the court ruling on the issue of the passing a motion of no confidence against President Zuma.
This judgement vindicates our argument that the courts can`t be used to undermine the independence of Parliament as one of the organs of state.
Any prescription of its work by any of the two arms of state (government or judiciary) would undermine a fundamental principle that underpins the Constitutional provisions of separation of powers. It would have reduced the independence and the Constitutionally prescribed powers of Parliament in exercising its business.
African National Congress