Monday, 24 January 2022

Statement of the Provincial Executive Committee Meeting

STATEMENT BY THE AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS (ANC) IN THE NORTHERN CAPE

The African National Congress in the Northern Cape convened a Provincial Executive (PEC) meeting on Wednesday, 3 February 2021 to discuss pertinent organisational matters and the upcoming Provincial and Regional Conferences. The National Executive Committee (NEC) has resolved that all Branches, Regions and Provincial Conferences that are due, must be allowed to have their Provincial and Regional Conferences by 30 April 2021, in compliance with the ANC constitution and COVID-19 regulations and guidelines. The NEC further stated that Provinces and Regions whose terms expire beyond May 2021, should not be disbanded during the Local Government Elections Campaign, rather their terms should be extended.

The ANC Provincial Executive Committee endorsed the following dates for the Provincial and Regional Conferences:

-Provincial Conference: 26-28 March 2021

-Frances Baard Region: 23-25 April 2021

-Namakwa Region: 23-25 April 2021

-Pixley Ka Seme Region: 23-25 April 2021

-ZF Mgcawu Region: 30 April -2 May 2021

-John Toalo Gaetsewe Region: 30 April -2 May 2021

The ANC PEC is working with its Leagues to take them to Conference. The majority of the current ANC Youth League leaders are above the age threshold of 35 years and do not qualify to be members of the ANC Youth League. The term of the ANC Women’s League Regional Structures has lapsed and their Conference was delayed by the new ANC membership system. This situation will be corrected as soon the COVID-19 Alert level allows for such a gathering.

The ANC PEC has also resolved that the uMkhonto We Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKVA) will now form part of the PEC/PWC meetings in terms of the Constitution, so that they can meaningfully participate in the life of the ANC.

The ANC PEC will ensure that all Branches and Regions are assisted to develop roadmaps towards the Branch General Meetings and Regional Conferences, i.e to activate dispute resolutions committees at all levels, as per the ANC Constitution provisions, to ensure that challenges that may arise are resolved expeditiously.

The ANC PEC has also taken stock of the work done by the Northern Cape Provincial Government to combat and limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ANC structures at all levels have engaged social partners, as part of building a broad army to curb the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. The ANC applauds the work of the Department of Health and all the frontline workers during this difficult time. Our Province is doing exceptionally well in screening and contact tracing of COVID-19 cases.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on our economy and businesses, which directly affected job security and loss of income for many households. The ANC requested a report on the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in order to reconstruct our economy and develop a recovery plan to stimulate our economy to create jobs, fight unemployment and poverty.

The ANC PEC would like to appeal to the broader public to adhere to the COVID-19 regulations. Wear your mask, maintain social distancing and sanitize or wash your hands regularly. We acknowledge that more work should be done as the ANC remains rooted as a leader of society.

The ANC PEC Lekgotla (virtual) is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, 9 February 2021. The ANC PEC will host a series of memorial lectures. The first lecture will take place on Sunday 07 February 2021 18h00. Dr Zamani Saul will reflect on the life and times of Comrade Charlotte Maxeke, who became the first black woman to graduate with a University Degree. 

ISSUED BY THE AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS IN THE NORTHERN CAPE

ANC Provincial Secretary

Comrade Deshi Ngxanga

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