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ANC TOP SIX: From left, Zweli Mkhize (treasurer-general), Cyril Ramaphosa (deputy president), Jacob Zuma (president), Baleka Mbete (chairperson), Gwede Mantashe (secretary-general) and Jessie Duarte (deputy secretary-general). Picture: ANC MEDIA PIX

ANC policy more business friendly than expected, says Moody’s

580 day(s) ago

But ratings agency ‘reserves judgment’ on how Mangaung decisions will affect South African credit due to lack of detail on key issues such as mining tax

How Zuma persuaded ANC to drop the ‘N’ word

President Jacob Zuma speaks to delegates during his closing address at the ANC's Mangaung national conference on Thursday. Picture: ANC MEDIA PIX
580 day(s) ago

President in crucial 11th-hour intervention to steer policy on mine ownership

Miners breathe sigh of relief with nationalisation debate ‘off table’

Picture: THINKSTOCK
580 day(s) ago

But investors argue that for South Africa to attract investment more policy clarity is needed

Xaba ‘stress free’ after Zuma win

Pretty Xaba. Photo: Masimba Sasa
580 day(s) ago

Speaking telephonically from the ANC’s elective conference in Mangaung, Pretty Xaba was ecstatic at President Jacob Zuma’s victory in the election for party presidency

ANC Youth League’s future in balance

Former ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema. Picture: SOWETAN
580 day(s) ago

Former ANC national executive committee member Febe Potgieter-Gqubule says delegates have given the incoming executive committee the mandate to urgently intervene and assess the state of the youth league

Dlamini-Zuma tops the list as ANC chooses national executive

President Jacob Zuma congratulates Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma on her election to the ANC's national executive committee in Mangaung. Picture: ANC MEDIA PIX
580 day(s) ago

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma gets most votes for new national executive committee, but those who supported change in Mangaung fail to make the cut

Motlanthe to lead ANC’s political school

President Jacob Zuma speaks to delegates during his closing address at the ANC's Mangaung national conference on Thursday. Picture: ANC MEDIA PIX
580 day(s) ago

President Jacob Zuma announces new role for his former deputy in the ANC as the Mangaung national conference comes to an end

Ramaphosa SA’s ‘prime minister’ — Mantashe

Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
581 day(s) ago

‘Shrewd businessman’ Cyril Ramaphosa tipped to crack whip in President Jacob Zuma’s government

ANC adopts ‘strategic state ownership’, ditches nationalisation

Picture: THINKSTOCK
581 day(s) ago

African National Congress softens interventionist approach to economy, promises policy certainty for next five years

ANC finance report: ‘Everything at Mangaung is fat’

New ANC treasurer-general Zweli Mkhize. Picture: ANC MEDIA PIX
581 day(s) ago

Time to trim the fat and spend less, say the ANC’s Zweli Mkhize and Mathews Phosa at the Mangaung conference

NEWS ANALYSIS: Zuma emerges with more power and responsibility

President Jacob Zuma addresses delegates at the ANC's Mangaung conference. Picture: ANC MEDIA PIX
581 day(s) ago

ANC national conference gives Jacob Zuma greater political power — and fewer excuses if he fails to implement a turnaround plan for South Africa

ANC to set up integrity committee within three months

Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane. Picture: ANC MEDIA PIX
581 day(s) ago

Committee will have power to ask members to step aside in event of damning allegations of improper conduct, as party confronts corruption and poor discipline

Phosa rues ‘thick layer of fat’ as ANC’s conference bill tops R100m

ANC treasurer-general Mathews Phosa. Picture: SOWETAN
581 day(s) ago

The giant marquee hosting 4,500 delegates, 850 journalists and other guests in Mangaung cost R30m to hire

Opinion

The ANC still faces the same problems

While ANC leaders and delegates congratulate themselves and one another on securing a place in the ruling party for another five years, the issues have not gone away, writes Carol Paton

Misprint forces restart of voting for ANC national executive committee

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson. Picture: BUSINESS DAY
582 day(s) ago

Error discovered after about 700 of the 3,977 accredited branch delegates at Mangaung had cast their vote

Economic cluster ministers expected to be in ANC NEC

582 day(s) ago

Zuma block’s national executive committee list a bid to drive economic transformation, but exclusion of opponents undermines calls for unity

Chikane warns ANC on post-election divisions

Reverend Frank Chikane. Picture: THE TIMES
582 day(s) ago

In the run-up to the ANC election, Frank Chikane warned the party might lose support and credibility among voters if it failed to deal with factions and leadership slates

ANC slaps down Vavi over election slates

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
582 day(s) ago

A new war of words erupted between the ANC and Cosatu chief Zwelinzima Vavi, with the ANC slapping down Mr Vavi’s earlier criticisms of the party’s Mangaung conference

Opinion

No easy path to the top ANC job

There is no question that Ramaphosa will bring a much needed dose of reality to the ANC

President Jacob Zuma addresses delegates at the ANC's Mangaung conference. Picture: ANC MEDIA PIX

EDITORIAL: Now let’s see some vigorous leadership

Jacob Zuma, armed with a loyal and united team, must now lead our country forward with vigour

Opinion

ANC should synchronise polls to avoid two ‘centres of power’

The ANC is back to square one, only five years after it created its 'two centres of power,' writes Sam Mkokeli

‘Nationalisation dead’, but mine taxes will rise

Picture: THINKSTOCK
581 day(s) ago

Higher taxes for mining and pricing and excise controls over ‘strategic minerals’ are two measures the African National Congress conference is poised to endorse as part of the party’s new economic policy

EXCLUSIVE: Gwede Mantashe on the state of the ANC

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
581 day(s) ago

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe speaks to Sam Mkokeli about the health of the ruling party and the leadership elections and decisions made at its Mangaung conference

Mangaung moots national health commission chaired by Zuma

Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi. Picture: SUNDAY WORLD
581 day(s) ago

ANC’s health commission recommends new body chaired by President Jacob Zuma to ‘shepherd nation to healthy lifestyles’

Mantashe slaps down Vavi over Mangaung jibe

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe. Picture: SOWETAN
581 day(s) ago

African National Congress secretary-general Gwede Mantashe says the party has raised the issue of Zwelinzima Vavi’s criticism with the Congress of South African Trade Unions

ANC to investigate number of provinces in new probe

Picture: THINKSTOCK
581 day(s) ago

African National Congress has called for independent presidential commission to look into the matter

Malema’s remorse letter too late, says Mantashe

581 day(s) ago

Gwede Mantashe says letter from expelled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema was received too late, but the case was closed anyway

ANC commission backs ‘strategic nationalisation’ at Mangaung

Picture: THINKSTOCK
582 day(s) ago

Economic transformation commission also recommends higher mining taxes but does not specify ‘supertax’

Balance in ANC top six shifts fundamentally

ANC TOP SIX: From left, Zweli Mkhize (treasurer-general), Cyril Ramaphosa (deputy president), Jacob Zuma (president), Baleka Mbete (chairperson), Gwede Mantashe (secretary-general) and Jessie Duarte (deputy secretary-general). Picture: ANC MEDIA PIX
583 day(s) ago

Cyril Ramaphosa, Jessie Duarte complement Jacob Zuma in their appeal to urban middle class, but ‘generational mix’ eschewed, writes Stephen Grootes

ANC thrives on change, says Duarte

581 day(s) ago

Party bracing itself for a myriad challenges such as internal unity, policy formulation and implementation

Opinion

ANC polls are helping to destroy the party

If the ANC assessed its leaders without factional bias, it would see the Zuma-Motlanthe team cannot save it from the difficult times ahead

Alliance attacks ‘worse than opposition’s’

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe addresses a media briefing following a meeting of the party’s national  executive committee in Johannesburg. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
583 day(s) ago

Secretary-general says factionalism is institutionalised in the ANC, writes Karl Gernetzky

Changes in mining tax will not be reckless, says Nene

Deputy Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
584 day(s) ago

As African National Congress prepares to debate approaches to nationalisation in Mangaung, Deputy Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene promises consultation

ANC nominates national executive committee members

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
582 day(s) ago

Notable declinations include Kgalema Motlanthe, Cosatu’s Zwelinzima Vavi and Free State ANC chairman Ace Magashule

Journey to socioeconomic freedom starts here, Zuma tells ANC

President Jacob Zuma addresses the 53rd African National Congress elective conference on Sunday in Mangaung. Picture: ANC MEDIA PIX
585 day(s) ago

President Jacob Zuma speaks at ANC’s Mangaung conference, addressing corruption, alliance politics, Marikana and ‘alien practices’ harming the ruling party

EDITORIAL: Mangaung must realise ground has been shifting

NOW IS THE TIME: President Jacob Zuma speaks at the ANC  ‘cadres’ forum’ at the University of Zululand in early December. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
587 day(s) ago

While the ANC won’t be essentially changed by Mangaung, something has changed — South Africa and the world has changed

Mangaung to consider proposal on provinces’ powers

Picture: THINKSTOCK
582 day(s) ago

African National Congress legislature and governance commission’s draft resolution seeks independent review of provinces’ powers and functions

Zuma trumps Motlanthe for second term as ANC leader

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
583 day(s) ago

ANC leader Jacob Zuma has retained the party presidency for a second term, a victory that also puts him in line to keep the country’s top job

ANC ‘likely to ditch prescribed asset classes proposal’

ANC African National Congress
583 day(s) ago

Pension fund debate has lost momentum, but higher taxes on mines still possible

Opinion

Ramaphosa’s role in harnessing black capitalists

We expect Cyril Ramaphosa to lead the charge in defining a more positive role for black capitalists

Malema’s remorse letter too late, says Mantashe

581 day(s) ago

Gwede Mantashe says letter from expelled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema was received too late, but the case was closed anyway

Free State, North West delegates to take part in Mangaung voting

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe address the media on the outcomes of the national executive committee meeting on Saturday, where the ANC decided to disband its Free State provincial executive.  Picture: ANC MEDIA PIX
584 day(s) ago

Intense discussions held on interpretation of orders of Constitutional Court and high court, with majority saying they should not affect selection of delegates

Motlanthe sets up winner-takes-all contest with Zuma

President Jacob Zuma and Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe at the 53rd ANC elective conference on Sunday in Mangaung. Picture: ANC MEDIA PIX
584 day(s) ago

Nominations at Mangaung show two distinct factions within the ANC and prove the victory of the ‘slates’ system, writes Stephen Grootes

Law firm warns ANC to abide by judgments on Free State, North West

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe. Picture: SOWETAN
584 day(s) ago

ANC instructed to abide fully by outcomes of two judgments involving provincial party structures or face a charge of contempt of court

Cyril Ramaphosa to run for ANC deputy president

Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: SOWETAN
584 day(s) ago

Cyril Ramaphosa, chairman of Shanduka and a long-standing leader of the ANC, tells BDlive he accepted his nomination to stand for deputy president after much consideration, consultation and soul searching

Suspended North West ANC official evicted from Mangaung

North West African National Congress provincial secretary Kabelo Mataboge. Picture: SOWETAN
584 day(s) ago

Provincial secretary Kabelo Mataboge evicted on orders of attorneys representing ANC North West provincial working committee

NEWS ANALYSIS: Zuma gives marching orders on plan for economy

President Jacob Zuma addresses the 53rd ANC elective conference on Sunday in Mangaung. Picture: ANC MEDIA PIX
585 day(s) ago

President Jacob Zuma tries to convince Mangaung delegates to adopt the economic plans that could form the centrepiece of his second term, writes Stephen Grootes

Zuma changes stance towards business

President Jacob Zuma addresses the 53rd African National Congress elective conference on Sunday in Mangaung. Picture: ANC MEDIA PIX
583 day(s) ago

President gives his most detailed speech on economy yet, writes Stephen Grootes

Challenge ‘on cards’ after Free State win

582 day(s) ago

Mpho Ramakatsa, the man behind the successful Constitutional Court challenge against the ANC in the Free State, has vowed to challenge the outcome of the ANC Mangaung conference

Motlanthe stuns ANC by quitting deputy poll

ANC deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe listens as he is nominated for the top position of the ANC at its national conference in Mangaung on Monday. Picture: REUTERS
583 day(s) ago

Surprise move puts Ramaphosa back at centre of party’s power

From the frying pan into the fire for Modise

583 day(s) ago

Outgoing ANC deputy secretary-general Thandi Modise’s last task was ironically to oversee the controversial credentials of her own province

Motlanthe turns down nomination to ANC national executive

Former ANC deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe addresses delegates at the party's Mangaung conference. Picture: ANC MEDIA PIX
582 day(s) ago

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe will not serve on the ANC’s national executive committee after losing the presidential race to President Jacob Zuma

Race is on for top six ANC leadership positions

President Jacob Zuma, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe and  treasurer-general Mathews Phosa at the 53rd ANC elective conference on Sunday in Mangaung. Picture: ANC MEDIA PIX
584 day(s) ago

It’s Jacob Zuma versus Kgalema Motlanthe for the post of ANC president, but Motlanthe unexpectedly withdraws from nominations for deputy president

ANC’s top six leaders in profile

582 day(s) ago

Karl Gernetzky and Setumo Stone look at the careers and personalities of the newly elected senior leadership of the African National Congress

Business on new ANC leaders: ‘time to reclaim lost ground’

Nomaxabiso Majokweni. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
583 day(s) ago

Business Unity South Africa has welcomed the African National Congress’s newly elected top six leaders

Opinion

ANC needs to find ways to fix itself

It is obvious the ANC arrived in Mangaung with severe problems and it takes much more than conference resolutions to mend an organisation

Opinion

What has changed from Polokwane to Mangaung?

In the five years that President Jacob Zuma and his leadership corps have been at the head of the ANC, it has changed in significant ways

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