elective conference

PAC ‘new leader’ to focus on unity

The newly-elected Pan Africanist Congress leader, Mzwanele Nyhontso, says he will focus on uniting the party during his tenure. He was speaking after he was elected as the new party president during a three-day conference held in Kimberley in the Northern Cape. Nyhontso beat Luthando Mbinda and Zamikhaya Gxabe. Nyhotso is[…]

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Why Ramaphosa won’t be able to deliver the three urgent fixes SA needs

The competition for the top six leadership positions in South Africa’s governing party, the African National Congress (ANC), was no carefully choreographed script such as the one-candidate-per-election of Chinese Communist Party congresses. It was a rip-roaring, full-throated democratic contestation – as raucous as US primary elections. Even more so, with[…]

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Chikane warns about corrupt factions

ANC veteran Reverend Frank Chikane has warned individuals who are being touted by corrupt ­factions that their bid to be leaders of the ANC come 2017 won’t succeed and that they should rather decline those nominations. “When people nominate you, you must check who these people are. Whether they are[…]

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ANC seeking to win ‘coloured votes’

The ANC in the Western Cape will have to work towards strategies that will appeal to the coloured majority if they are to win back the province, according to political analyst, Amanda Gouws. This comes after the party held its provincial elective conference this past weekend, where Marius Fransman was[…]

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EFF can’t confirm ultimatum by member

The EFF on Friday could not confirm a report that one of its members had given the party an ultimatum to declare its elective conference null and void as it was “undemocratic”. “I don’t know anything about this matter,” Economic Freedom Fighters acting spokesman Fana Mokoena said. “I don’t know[…]

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EFF is united: Malema

The EFF is more united than ever following its elective conference in Bloemfontein, leader Julius Malema said on Tuesday. “The EFF has defended itself. It protected itself,” he told reporters during a press conference. “It has come out [more] united than ever from a conference where people thought there would[…]

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