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Zuma: I'm happy with role I played in ANC

Jacob Zuma went on a walkabout at an exhibition centre on the sidelines of the ANC national conference in Nasrec on Monday afternoon...

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[WATCH] Gwede Mantashe's last press conference as ANC SG

Gwede Mantashe addressed the media one last time as ANC secretary-general, as the party plans to announce a new leadership...

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Mantashe: A better ANC is good for the country

With the country heading to the polls in 2019 for the national and provincial elections, Gwede Mantashe says it is essential that the ANC recovers lost ground...

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[WATCH] David Mahlobo: These are exciting times

Energy Minister David Mahlobo told EWN that these are exciting times for the ANC...

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Mkhize denies cutting any deal, as vote counting underway

The ANC has confirmed that the counting of ballots is underway...

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As vote counting continues, Mkhize denies cutting any deals

The ANC has confirmed that the counting of ballots is underway...

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[WATCH] #ANC54: Niehaus confident NDZ will be victorius

Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma's campaigner Carl Niehaus believes that her camp has done enough work to ensure that she receives enough votes to be the next president...

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[OPINION] The Cat from the Wild East - David Mabuza

Mandy Wiener says David Mabuza has displayed his ability, like The Cat, to bounce back from the dead and reinvent himself politically...

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Mantashe: State capture dividing ANC

Earlier on Monday, Mantashe said there was what he calls dirty tricks during campaigning for the next party leadership but the movement wants to focus its energies on regainin...

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CT Mayor Patricia De Lille given extension to provide reasons to retain job

Last week, the Democratic Alliance (DA) said an investigation had revealed sufficient grounds to be concerned over her leadership of the City of Cape Town...

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ANC vote counting underway after 10-hour session

EWN understands that the voting process has now been completed...

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Mantashe: I saw signs of dirty tricks in run-up to ANC national conference

While some in the ANC have denied the presence of irregularities, including bogus delegates, Gwede Mantashe says not everyone played fair...

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Opposition parties raise concerns over higher education funding

The president announced the way forward at the weekend after the Heher Commission of Inquiry released its report which looked into the feasibility of free higher education...

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Voting for new ANC leadership ends

Some 4,700 delegates cast their ballots over the last 10 hours...

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Niehaus confident Dlamini Zuma will be next ANC president

Voting for leadership continues in Nasrec on Monday morning with Gauteng currently wrapping up its vote...

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ANC members urged to respect outcome of vote

ANC Member of Parliament Mondli Gungubele says while he supports Cyril Ramaphosa, he will respect any outcome...

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Gauteng delegates now casting their ballots at Nasrec

The process started in the early hours of Monday, after initial confusion about when it would get underway...

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ANC delegates satisfied with voting process

The party insists it will announce the results of the vote sometime on Monday...

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[LISTEN] SACP’s Solly Mapaila condemns Zuma’s final ANC address

Mapaila says the president missed an opportunity to address crucial issues about his term in office...

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Some high-profile ANC leaders go public with their preferred candidate

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has consistently tweeted about his support for Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, while ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu publicly endorsed Cyril Ramaphosa...

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Rand gains slightly as delegates vote for new ANC leadership

The local currency was already up by 3% at the close of trading on Friday...

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ANC MP Gungubele expects Ramaphosa to win leadership race

Speaking on Radio 702 on Monday morning, Mondli Gungubele says that Ramaphosa's track record speaks for itself...

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Zuma missed opportunity to address crucial issues, say SACP, Cosatu

President Zuma delivered his final address as ANC president on Saturday, in which he reflected on his rule...

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Delegates continue voting for ANC top six

Initially, communication from the ANC late on Sunday night was that the voting was postponed purely for logistical and practical reasons and would only begin at 6am on Monday...

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Sisulu: Joining Ramaphosa not a compromise

Lindiwe Sisulu failed to garner enough support for her presidential campaign, but she's well in the running for the number two position...

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Business leaders await update on ANC voting process

Delegates started voting on Sunday night in a closely fought contest between presidential contenders Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma...

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EC ANC to back Lindiwe Sisulu for deputy after Mkhize withdrawal

Zweli Mkhize stunned delegates when he took to the podium and announced his withdrawal, which he said was for the sake of party unity...

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Kathrada family deserves an apology from Zuma - Kathrada foundation

The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation says that it is disappointed that President Jacob Zuma would think the late struggle stalwart was manipulated into writing a letter calling on hi...

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Registration glitches reason for ANC conference delay

Some delegates were unable to get their accreditation at the weekend, claiming that bogus members were put on the list to represent their regions...

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De Lille to consider legal action if DA removes her as CT mayor

Patricia de Lille says that she’s busy compiling submissions to the DA’s federal executive regarding the allegations leveled against her...

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SA holds its breath as ANC chooses new leadership

Delegates started voting on Sunday night in a closely fought contest between presidential contenders Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma...

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[WATCH] Mkhize withdraws as Ramaphosa, Dlamini Zuma nominated for president

Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma were nominated for president by the ANC delegates, with Lindiwe Sisulu and David Mabuza running for the position of deputy president...

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Gauteng police on high alert ahead of ANC results

Provincial police commissioner Deliwe de Lange says all operational personnel in Gauteng are to remain ready for deployment...

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[UPDATE] #ANC54: Voting begins for top six leaders

The ANC formally nominated Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma as the only candidates to run for the presidency of the party...

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#ANC54: 4,700 delegates will cast top 6 votes on Monday

The ANC formally nominated Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma as the only candidates to run for the presidency of the party...

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#ANC54: 4,700 delegates prepare to vote

The ANC formally nominated Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma as the only candidates to run for the presidency of the party...

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Sisulu: I wanted to prove the possibility of slateless campaign

Deputy president nominee Lindiwe Sisulu says she wanted to prove that it's possible to run a campaign without a slate...

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Kathrada foundation wants apology from Zuma

The late ANC struggle veteran sent a letter to the president last year asking him to resign. Zuma, in a recent SABC interview, questioned the authenticity of the letter...

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[LISTEN] Dlamini Zuma & Ramaphosa camps will struggle to co-exist

Bloomberg journalist Sam Mkokeli says it will be very difficult for the two camps to work together after the ANC elects its new president...

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[WATCH] Lindiwe Sisulu: ANC could go into a different sphere

Lindiwe Sisulu says she is glad that she went through the process of campaigning and believes the ANC can go into a different sphere moving forward...

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[GALLERY] Day two of #ANC54 in pictures

On the second day of its 54th national conference, the ANC announced the candidates for its top leaders...

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[WATCH] #ANC54: Nominations for new party leadership

The ANC has released its list of contenders for the top party positions at the party’s 54th national conference being held at Nasrec in Soweto...

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'ANC credentials process handled well'

Political analyst Mcebisi Mdletyana says the credentials part of the conference is the most crucial as it determines its credibility...

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ANC announces nominations for party leadership

After protracted delays, the ANC has announced which candidates will be vying for the party’s top positions...

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ANC delegates caucus ahead of nominations

By constantly holding these meetings, campaigners want to ensure that delegates are still on the same page with them ...

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[WATCH LIVE] ANC plenary resumes

The party is holding the conference at Nasrec complex in Johannesburg for the second day on Sunday...

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[WATCH] ANC leadership nominations announced

The party is holding the conference at Nasrec complex in Johannesburg for the second day on Sunday...

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[WATCH LIVE] ANC announces leadership nominations

The party is holding the conference at Nasrec complex in Johannesburg for the second day on Sunday...

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‘Dlamini Zuma camp will include Ramaphosa’s supporters in NEC’

Sihle Zikalala says a court ruling nullifying the ANC KZN conference will not affect a Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma victory...

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Jacob Zuma’s head grows as he lies! – Chester ‘I only smoke NDZ’ Missing

Afternoon drive show presenter Bongani Bingwa interviews political puppet Chester Missing...

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[CARTOON] One day late, but who's counting?

Chip & Curtis...

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Lamola: Ramaphosa the right choice

On day two of this crucial conference, outgoing ANC deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte has confirmed around 4,700 delegates will be voting...

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[WATCH] #ANC54 delegates rally behind favourite candidates through songs

Delegates from across the country have been singing in support of either Cyril Ramaphosa or Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma at the conference...

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'South Africans must forgive state capture like they forgave apartheid'

African National Congress (ANC) Women's League president Bathabile Dlamini has told News24 that South Africans are not consistent in their outrage...

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De Lille: DA’s reasons warrant neither a suspension nor removal

Mayor Patricia de Lille has requested an extension of the period for her to provide reasons why she should not resign...

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Dlamini: I will subject myself to the new leader of ANC

African National Congress (ANC) Women’s League president Bathabile Dlamini says it’s too soon to say who will become the ANC’s new president but regardless she’s proud...

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Dlamini Zuma may be hardest hit by drop in voting delegates - analyst

Political analyst Richard Calland says it does seem that of those excluded from voting are supporters of front-runner Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma...

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[WATCH] Disqualifications & court orders: Duarte explains credentials process

Jessie Duarte, deputy secretary-general of the ANC, explains exactly what the situation is with credentials at the moment, elaborating on the amount of branches that have been...

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ANC opts not to have two deputy presidents

It is understood that the idea of introducting a second deputy was suggested as a slate politics compromise...

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Dlamini proud of female ANC presidential candidates

ANC Women’s League president Bathabile Dlamini says that in this current patriarchal society, she’s proud that women have taken a step forward...

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Mbete’s decision to back Ramaphosa was calculated - analysts

Mbete had earlier thrown her name in the hat to run for the party’s top spot but now says she would be willing to work with Ramaphosa's administration...

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Mkhize: We don't throw bones or look at crystal balls for results

Zweli Mkhize admits that conferences never run smoothly and that he should not be pressed for ANC presidential results because they don't throw bones or look in c...

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[WATCH] Mkhize: We don't throw bones or look at crystal balls for results

Zweli Mkhize admits that conferences never run smoothly and that he should not be pressed for ANC presidential results because they don't throw bones or look in c...

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[WATCH] #ANC54 Bathabile Dlamini: We did not chicken out

ANC Women's League president Bathabile Dlamini briefs the media on the recent endorsement of candidate Cyril Ramaphosa for president by ANC chairperson Baleka Mbe...

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Bathabile Dlamini confident voting will take place on Sunday

The Social Development Minister says she has been concerned about delays due to the credentials but it's not a crisis...

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Duarte: Court judgments delayed adoption of credentials

ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte has denied claims that there were branches that inflated the size of their delegations...

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Khoi-San group gathers outside ANC conference with memorandum of grievances

Men and women stand right outside the entrance here on Nasrec road holding placards some of which read “Khoi-San are the first resistance against colonisers, stop excluding...

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[WATCH] #ANC54: Conference catch-up

Eyewitness News journalist Ziyanda Ngcobo gives an update on the state of the ANC's national conference at the start of the second day of the party event...

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[ALERT] Credentials adopted, ANC conference to continue as scheduled

A total of 4,776 delegates are set to cast their ballots for the next ANC president...

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[ALERT] Credential adopted, ANC conference to continue as scheduled

A total of 4,776 delegates are set to cast their ballots for the next ANC president...

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Day two of ANC conference begins with closed session on credentials

The conference was severely delayed on Saturday, amid allegations of bogus delegates and inflated numbers in some provinces...

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'Credentials won't be ready for hours, complaints of bogus delegates'

Karima Brown says barred delegates are illegal and 'can't drink coffee here, can't make policy, can't vote, but they are he...

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Mathabatha vindicated by Mbete’s decision to back Ramaphosa

Limpopo Premier Stan Mathabatha again reiterated his support for Cyril Ramaphosa, saying he is deserving of the position...

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Niehaus: Conference glitches, delays not unusual

There is still uncertainty over when the programme will begin today...

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Mkhize emphasises importance of having correct credentials at conference

Zweli Mkhize says the registering of delegates has led to a delayed start for today's session...

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Gauteng ANC mobilising delegates to ensure Ramaphosa victory

Mashatile addressed a group of Ramaphosa supporters at Nasrec last night where he encouraged them to cooperate with officials to ensure their credentials are in order...

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Mkhize upbeat on ANC national conference despite delay

Mkhize says the conference has been going well, despite several delays...

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Mbete urges delegates at conference to refrain from factional songs

Supporters of the two front runners in the race for the ANC presidency have been singing songs in support of their preferred candidates...

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Davies: Radical economic transformation to shape many ANC discussions

Davies is currently speaking to members of the Progressive Business Forum at Nasrec...

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Collen Maine: ANCYL will support Ramaphosa if he wins

Maine says he is prepared to support any leader who emerges victorious from the voting process, even if its Cyril Ramaphosa...

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Mbete confident credentials process will get underway

If the credentials phase does not run smoothly, it will pose a huge challenge to the conference, and might even see it collapse...

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Zuma uses last ANC address to hit out at judiciary, media

Zuma lamented the state the ANC finds itself in, warning that the 105-year-old liberation movement is at a crossroads but put the blame on other forces, telling delegates that...

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Magashule confident Dlamini Zuma will emerge as ANC leader

Ace Magashule says members are not worried about being barred from voting because they are confident they will see a Dlamini Zuma victory...

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Zuma: ANC must guard against being captured by corporations

Outgoing ANC President Jacob Zuma has used his last political report to take an indirect swipe at his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa while defending his preferred nominee Nkosazana Dl...

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Mbete: Ramaphosa ticks all the right boxes on what ANC needs

Baleka Mbete publicly endorsed Cyril Ramaphosa late on Saturday night on the sidelines of the conference, saying that he is the only candidate who can help the party win elect...

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Zuma's free education announcement a populist move - economist

Economists say that President Zuma's decision is simply unaffordable and will inevitably take funding away from other policies...

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Zuma: It’s been a real honour to lead this glorious movement

Delegates from provinces that support Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma were on their feet, chanting Zuma name as he closed his speech with a song...

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More delays expected on Day 2 of ANC national conference

Police, security and African National Congress (ANC) officials have clocked in for the morning shift to ensure everything is in place for today's schedule...

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ANC says needs more time to address credentials disputes

The party failed to stick to its original program with the conference starting over seven hours late due to issues around the registration of delegates...

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[WATCH] #ANC54 Why Baleka Mbete is endorsing Cyril Ramaphosa

Late on Saturday night ANC national chairperson Baleka Mbete, speaking on the sidelines of the party's national conference in Nasrec, told journalists she was end...

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Baleka Mbete endorses Cyril Ramaphosa for ANC president

The ANC chairperson has given her backing for the party's top post to the current deputy president...

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ANC conference adjourns, to resume 9am Sunday

The party's 54th national conference has been beset by delays...

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[LISTEN] The dressing down of ANC presidential candidates

Eusebius McKaiser spoke to political analysts Karima Brown and Lukhona Mnguni and EWN reporter Clement Manyathela about the ANC conference and the presidential candidates...

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#ANC54: Politics of the stomach at Vilakazi Street

Hungry delegates say they listened carefully to Jacob Zuma’s speech at the party's national conference and believe he laid a solid foundation for the incoming l...

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[WATCH] Registration issues leave ANC delegates in limbo

A number of ANC delegates have been frustrated by the accreditation process at UJ's Soweto Campus for the party's national conference...

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[WATCH] Zuma opens 54th ANC elective conference

Outgoing ANC president Jacob Zuma addressed thousands of delegates as he opened up the 54th ANC elective conference. He criticised private sector corruption and said that the...

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#ANC54 In Zuma's words: ANC's survival threatened

Speaking during his final speech as ANC president, Jacob Zuma said the 'negative tendencies' creeping into the party has intensified...

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Magashule: Free State ANC respects court ruling

Free State Premier Ace Magashule says delegates have been allowed to be at the party's national conference as observers and are happy with this...

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ANC conference held up by credential issues

The party’s 54 national conference started late after the national executive committee met to discuss the court battles in three provinces...

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ANC conference process held up by credential issues

By 7pm the credentials process for the party’s 54 national conference had not yet been finalised...

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