A number of issues including re-igniting the economy and the creation of jobs following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will come up for discussion at the Special African National Congress (ANC) NEC meeting which started on Friday afternoon.
The meeting will also discuss the resuscitation of SOEs, as well as internal party challenges like the non-payment of staff and failure to register some of its candidates for the upcoming local elections.
Earlier on Friday, the Constitutional Court ruled that the October local government elections will go ahead as planned or lastest on the 1st of November. This will basically mean the ANC has missed out on registering some of its candidates which it failed to register last month.
ANC Treasurer, General Paul Mashatile says the party is putting measures in place to pay workers’ salaries. The ANC has failed to pay its workers in the last two months.
They have since gone on an indefinite strike as a result.
“We’re going to raise membership fees and levy’s by members so the officials have agreed that we go that route. We’ve e also introduced crowdfunding where we are asking those who love the ANC, supporters, and everybody, to contribute whatever they can.
And the third one, we are asking government to increase political party funding, it’s something I’ve raised with Minister Mboweni for quite some time. We believe that with more contribution from government, it will relieve pressures not only for the ANC but for all political parties rushing to the private sector,” says Mashatile. Additional Reporting Abongile Dumako
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