"I have interviewed African National Congress deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe seven times between 1999 and 2008, and I have watched him change. Yes, he has been buffeted by the winds of neo-liberalism, but in my last interview with him, I see a far more forthright socialist emerging," writes Ebrahim Harvey.
South Africa should continue supplying its neighbours with power, African National Congress secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on Thursday at the launch of the party's Energy Efficiency Campaign. Mantashe said he did not want South Africa to be an "island of prosperity in a sea of poverty".
President Thabo Mbeki will attend a Southern African Development Community (SADC) emergency summit this weekend in Zambia on the post-election crisis in Zimbabwe. However, Mbeki's cherished policy of "quiet diplomacy" on Zimbabwe has been rejected by his own party.
African National Congress (ANC) secretary general Gwede Mantashe has agreed to meet the Democratic Alliance (DA) to discuss the future of the Scorpions, DA leader Helen Zille said on Wednesday. "Unfortunately, Mr Mantashe's letter indicates that [ANC president] Jacob Zuma will not be attending the meeting, as I originally requested," she said in a statement.
African National Congress president Jacob Zuma's allies have rallied to his defence in the wake of University of South Africa rector Barney Pityana's indictment of his character on Monday. The Young Communist League said it had noted the "disrespectful and dastardly remarks made by the deplorable" rector.
The African National Congress (ANC) has come out in defence of its president, Jacob Zuma, after scathing criticism of him by University of South Africa rector Barney Pityana on Monday. ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe described Pityana's statements as "spurious" and a reflection of "intellectual bankruptcy".
President Thabo Mbeki and African National Congress (ANC) president Jacob Zuma have established a "solid working relationship", the ANC said on Friday. "Contrary to some expectations, a solid working relationship has been established, with the president of the Republic interacting regularly with the officials," ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said.
The African National Congress would campaign against the death penalty if a referendum was held on the issue, the party's secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on Wednesday. Mantashe's remarks follow last week's statement by party president Jacob Zuma that a referendum should be held if enough South Africans wanted it.
Mauritian Attorney General Rama Valayden has formally objected to a request by African National Congress president Jacob Zuma to withhold information from investigators in South Africa, a media report said. The evidence relates to his impending fraud, corruption and money-laundering trial.
There has been no decision by the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) to call for the reinstatement of party president Jacob Zuma as deputy president of the country, the league's spokesperson said on Monday. "If there was a decision, it would have been communicated," said spokesperson Zizi Kodwa.
The national congress of the African National Congress Youth League was indefinitely postponed on Monday evening after being unable to finish its work or confirm the results of its leadership election. Electoral commission member Malusi Gigaba told journalists in Bloemfontein that the League would ask the ANC to help solve its differences.
Outgoing African National Congress Youth League president Fikile Mbalula on Thursday criticised University of South Africa rector Barney Pityana for making "a clown of himself" regarding his comments about ANC president Jacob Zuma. Mbalula said the league condemned the continued slander by self-imposed political commentators on the integrity of Zuma.
Hundreds of delegates arrived at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein on Thursday for the national conference of the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL). Although the programme for the day had not started by 11am, delegates already inside and outside the Callie Human Centre were dancing and singing songs, waiting for proceedings to start.
The African National Congress (ANC) wants its new deputy president, Kgalema Motlanthe, in government, ANC general secretary Gwede Mantashe said on Monday. There has been much speculation on whether the ANC's new leadership would want one of its own present in President Thabo Mbeki's government.
The African National Congress's (ANC) national executive committee (NEC) was locked behind closed doors on Friday at its second meeting since the Polokwane national conference in December, media reports said. The aim was to rid the party of internal wrangles simmering since its policy conference.
African National Congress (ANC) leaders who supported President Thabo Mbeki in the build-up to the party's elective conference in Polokwane will not be victimised, the party's newly elected leadership said on Monday. The ANC said fears that there would be a purge were baseless as the party had no intention to change its traditions.
The African National Congress was not aware of any imminent visit to its Johannesburg headquarters by Western Cape Premier Ebrahim Rasool, a spokesperson said on Monday. Rasool's spokesperson Shado Twala also said she did know about the reported visit.
Fear now stalks the corridors of African National Congress (ANC) power as the party's new president, Jacob Zuma, asserts his authority in Parliament, the provinces and the party structures, the Sunday Times reported. ANC MPs made their anxiety known in a closed meeting of the ANC's parliamentary caucus on Thursday.
African National Congress (ANC) parliamentary Chief Whip Isaac Mogase was on Wednesday removed from his position by the party's new leadership. Briefing reporters after the party's caucus met at Parliament, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said Mogase would be replaced by ANC MP Nathi Mthethwa.
African National Congress (ANC) leader Jacob Zuma was in Mauritius on Wednesday in connection with the corruption case he faces. Zuma's lawyer, Michael Hulley, confirmed by telephone from the Indian Ocean island that his client was meeting with legal representatives about documents that allegedly contain proof of bribes being solicited.