The vote to choose the next president of South Africa's ruling African National Congress party is set to get underway Sunday, after disputes over the credentials of party delegates highlighted the bitter fight within Nelson Mandela's historic liberation movement. The ANC's new leader is likely to become South Africa's next president.
South African Broadcast Corporation employees protest outside the public broadcaster's studios demanding salary increases on December 13, in Johannesburg. Johannesburg Bemawu, one of the two unions at the South African Broadcasting Corporation, has accepted a revised increase from the public broadcaster, and has called off its strike.
Outgoing treasurer-general of the African National Congress , Zweli Mkhize, went on a charm offensive against the business community on Saturday, reassuring them that change and transformation in the ANC leadership did not necessarily mean change of policy, this as the South African ruling party meets to elect a new leadership for the next five years. Speaking at the first of a series of breakfast meetings hosted by the Progressive Business Forum at Nasrec in Johannesburg on Saturday morning, Mkhize urged business to play its part in tackling the country's most pertinent issues, while saying that the ANC would also discuss how to stimulate the economy.
Political Report by the President of the African National Congress, Comrade Jacob Zuma to the 54th National Conference of the ANC, Nasrec Conference Centre, Johannesburg, Deputy President Cde Cyril Ramaphosa and all National Officials of the ANC; Members of the National Executive Committee; Leadership of our Alliance Partners, the SACP and COSATU plus SANCO; Leadership of all formations of the Mass Democratic Movement; Representatives of all our fraternal organisations here present; Religious and Traditional Leaders in our midst; Representatives of the Business Community; Members of the Diplomatic Corps and other observers; Esteemed Delegates from all ANC structures, especially the Branches; Comrades and Friends; We convey warm and revolutionary greetings and welcome you all to this 54th National Conference of the African National Congress.
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