Zuma inherited a divided ANC from Mbeki, but the party heading to the council is now terminally ill.
An ANC conference where delegates register peacefully, elect leaders, adopt policy and leave without a chair being thrown is a rare occurrence.
Forced to sit through hours of slow plenary sessions in stifling heat, some comrades couldn't endure the torture, succumbing to the comfort of sleep.
Verashni Pillay gives you a guide to using the ruling party's favoured phrases and how to use them.
Deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe has accepted his nomination for ANC president and will square up against incumbent Jacob Zuma in Mangaung.
Former ANC Youth League president Julius Malema's political career may be at an end as the potential for him to be reinistated at Mangaung diminishes.
Kgalema Motlanthe offers support for the motion of no confidence against Jacob Zuma, and the battle over the spy tapes rages on.
President Zuma has managed to gain favour once again with the ANCYL through his policy proposals for land reform and state intervention.
The ANC has no plans to change the Constitution in the pursuit of radical economic reform, says the ruling party's head of policy Jeff Radebe.
President Jacob Zuma has launched a veiled attack on Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe for questioning the second transition.
ANC members aligned to President Jacob Zuma say no discussions about leadership will be allowed on to the agenda at the upcoming policy conference.
In a speech defying an ANC resolution forbidding leadership campaigning, ANC chairman Ace Magashule has openly endorsed Zuma for re-election.
The minister has lashed out against those calling for premature changes to the party's leadership.
Cassel Mathale has taken an indirect swipe at Zuma and Mantashe for attempting to "depoliticise and liquidate" the ANC Youth League at the conference.
ANC provincial chairperson Cassel Mathale has spoken in favour of nationalisation at the party's Limpopo elective conference.
Cosatu is expected to make a decision at its next central committee meeting on whether to back the re-election of Jacob Zuma as ANC president in 2012.
ANCYL president Julius Malema has quashed suggestions that he is against the re-election of Jacob Zuma as ANC president.
ANC chairperson Baleka Mbete has warned delegates at the Gauteng ANC's conference "not to destroy each other".
The ANC is tightening its grip on members suspected of working underground for the opposition, in particular the Congress of the People.