The African National Congress (ANC) is proposing to establish what it calls an Electoral Revolutionary Council, to better screen it’s members who want to occupy top leadership roles. This is contained in the ruling party’s policy documents on organisational renewal, which will further be discussed at the National Conference in Nasrec, Johannesburg next week. ANC President Jacob Zuma’s term will come to an end, as the party gears up to elect new leadership.
With just days go to before the ANC elects new leadership in Nasrec, The ANC says as it heads to the National Conference, they are now proposing an electoral process to screen members. Organisational Renewal Portolio Chairperson Fikile Mbalula says it is important the party screens future leaders. Mbalula further says the issue of reducing the National Executive Committee (NEC) from the current 80 will be further discussed.
ANC media briefing: Organisational Renewal Policy, 07 December 2017
Mbalula further says current constitutional proposals will be decided on at it’s National Conference, and amendments will subsequently be changed. On the cards are the proposals for two deputy presidents, two deputy secretary generals.
Mbalula says if the current proposals are adopted at conference more names for positions will come from the conference floor.
The ANC says it is also proposing for an electronic system to now be used when signing up for new membership. New members previously had challenges of signing up to join the party, but the ANC says this will speed up the process. Mbalula says there will be two cards, one for membership and the other for supporters.
More than 5000 delegates are expected to discuss these proposals, and adopt some of them when they meet in Nasrec.