<a href="http://www.mg.co.za/specialreport.aspx?area=ancconference_home"><img src="http://www.mg.co.za/ContentImages/327874/livefrompolo.gif" align=left border=0></a>"We cannot have a Zuma camp or a Mbeki camp; there is only one ANC. None among us is above the organisation or bigger than the ANC," said new African National Congress leader Jacob Zuma on Thursday as the party's 52nd national conference in Polokwane came to an end.
Finding a value-based overarching South African identity has become a priority for the African National Congress (ANC), national executive committee member Joel Netshitenzhe revealed on Thursday in a press briefing on the party's strategy and tactics document.
Jacob Zuma is the new president of the African National Congress. The announcement was greeted by an outpouring of joy and ecstatic cheering by ANC delegates at the party's conference in Polokwane shortly before 9pm on Tuesday. Thabo Mbeki received 1 505 votes and Zuma received 2 329.
The ANC has apologised for the ''unfortunate'' way in which members of the media have been treated at its national conference in Polokwane. The apology followed three days of stand-offs between journalists and security marshals -- and a Cabinet minister swiping at a reporter with his umbrella on Tuesday.
A third day of cool, rainy weather in Polokwane did little to quench the fiery support for the front-runners in the ANC presidential race: Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma. Voting for the party's top six officials started later than the scheduled time of 6am on Tuesday morning due to computer-related delays.
Heavy early-morning rain on Monday did nothing to dampen the spirits of supporters of the frontrunners in the ANC leadership race, but journalists were left high and dry while trying to attend proceedings and even had equipment broken by security marshals later in the day.
Voters turned out in droves on Tuesday for the election of the leader of the African National Congress (ANC) president at the University of Limpopo. It was unclear whether voting had started, as journalists were barred from going anywhere near the voting station.
<a href="http://www.mg.co.za/specialreport.aspx?area=ancconference_home"><img src="http://www.mg.co.za/ContentImages/327874/livefrompolo.gif" align=left border=0></a>African National Congress (ANC) heavyweight Tokyo Sexwale on Monday night declined his nomination to the position of national chairperson as the names of those in the running for the ruling party's top six positions were announced. As predicted, Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma go head to head in the contest for party president.
The African National Congress's Polokwane conference may deal with nominations for the party's presidency late on Monday, according to a senior party official. The nomination process is expected to result in a head-to-head clash for the top post between party president Thabo Mbeki and his deputy, Jacob Zuma.
Heavy rain on Monday did nothing to dampen the spirits of supporters of the front-runners in the African National Congress leadership race as the second day of the ruling party's 52nd national conference got under way.
Delegates to the ANC's national conference in Polokwane were on Sunday concerned about disruptions, but also hopeful that the party will emerge stronger and better. Motsotose Ndyalivani (49), a delegate from the Rogersfontein region of Grahamstown, said the conference was different from the six that he had attended in the past.
The African National Congress's (ANC) 52nd national conference in Polokwane got off to a shaky start on Sunday when the opening ceremony was disrupted by the ANC Youth League opposing the counting method to be used in party elections.