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.
19 December 2012
The voting for the selection of the National Executive Committee of the African National Conference at its 53rd conference, held in Bloemfontein proceeded well notwithstanding the delay which was as a result of an omission of one candidate; a name that was incorrectly spelt and a name that was printed twice on the ballot paper. These issues were brought to the attention of the Electoral Commission by the voting delegates.
The ballot paper was corrected, reprinted and voting commenced shortly after the Commission had been informed. Fortunately the majority of the voting delegates who had initially cast their vote on the initial ballot paper returned. The speed at which the Commission addressed the issues did not significantly delay the process.
Issued by the Electoral Commission
African National Congress