ANC must take ‘bold decisions’ on economy – Mantashe

JOHANNESBURG –  “If we have a weak resolution on the economy it would be flying in the face of what is intended in the second transition document, which is the second phase of our transition,” he said in an interview … Read the rest

Kentucky Fried Nkosi Sikelel’, ANC wants racism probe

Johannesburg – An urgent investigation is needed into abuse of the national anthem by artists and businesses, the Western Cape ANC said on Thursday.

Provincial secretary Songezo Mjongile was responding to reports that a Cape Town man buying chicken at … Read the rest

ANC to continue intervening in Swaziland

The ANC resolved that it will continue to be in solidarity with the people struggling in Swaziland, international relations committee member Lindiwe Zulu said on Thursday.

“We support the democratisation of Swaziland,” Zulu told reporters at the ANC’s national policy … Read the rest

Limpopo textbook saga ‘unfortunate’ – ANC

It was “unfortunate” that Limpopo pupils did not have textbooks in the first half of the year, the ANC said on Thursday.

“We are saying, it’s very unfortunate,” African National Congress spokesman Jackson Mthembu told SAfm.

“Six months into an … Read the rest

Second revolution against whites must come, says Zuma

Johannesburg – The ANC’s second transition is necessary to overcome the compromises it made in the fight for democracy, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday.

“One of the causes of the slow pace to economic freedom is that ahead of … Read the rest

Malema appeal postponed

The appeal hearing of three ANC Youth League leaders was postponed on Thursday, ANC national disciplinary committee of appeals (NDCA) chairman Cyril Ramaphosa said.

League president Julius Malema, spokesman Floyd Shivambu and secretary general Sindiso Magaqa were scheduled to submit … Read the rest

ANC welcomes Malema’s latest suspension

No ANC member is bigger than the organisation’s constitution, the party said on Wednesday in welcoming Julius Malema’s latest suspension.

“We welcome and respect the decision as we do with all decisions arrived at by constitutional structures of the ANC,” … Read the rest

‘Crude rhetoric’ from ANC leaders

by Genevieve Quintal and Hlengiwe Nhlabathi

ANC leaders on Tuesday condemned the “shockingly crude, disrespectful and un-ANC” remarks recently made by some within the party.

“The brazen and often rude and crude rhetoric to detract from real issues facing our … Read the rest

Riots in black area north of Johannesburg

by Meggan Saville and Jenni Evans

Tear gas was fired at protesting residents of Kya Sand, north of Johannesburg, on Monday afternoon, Gauteng police said.

Lt-Col Lungelo Dlamini said a small group of protesters started throwing stones at police escorting … Read the rest

PRAAG calls for civil disobedience after passing of language bill

For more than two hundred years the Afrikaans language has been attacked and marginalised in South Africa, either by the British colonial authorities or by the ANC regime. During the days of National Party rule, English was allowed to retain … Read the rest

ANC must take land, Mantashe tells Young Communists

The ANC cannot be a liberation movement if it does not tackle the issue of land reform, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on Thursday.

“The land question is at the centre of the struggle. If we raise it in … Read the rest

South African Mineworkers Union issues communist-style call for nationalisation

Yesterday NUMSA, the National Mineworkers Union of South Africa, issued a document replete with Marxist references to the class struggle, calling for the nationalisation of mines in South Africa. It based its policy position on two fundamental ANC documents: the … Read the rest