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17/08/2017
Mahumapelo: Top ANC leaders on a death 'hit list'



17/08/2017
RECONFIGURATION OF ANC STUDY GROUP ON PUBLIC SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION



11/08/2017
MEDIA ALERT: ANC BOKONE BOPHIRIMA HOLDS A PROVINCIAL GENERAL COUNCIL AND BOJANALA REGIONAL CONFERENCE



07/08/2017
MEDIA ALERT: ANCWL BOKONE BOPHIRIMA WOMEN'S MONTH ACTIVITIES



07/08/2017
STATEMENT OF THE JOINT MEETING OF PROVINCIAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES OF BOKONE BOPHIRIMA AND FREE STATE PROVINCES



25/07/2017
ANC BOKONE BOPHIRIMA MOURNS THE DEATH OF CDE RONNIE MAMOEPA



11/07/2017
ANC BOKONE BOPHIRIMA DENIES FALSE HOSTAGE CLAIMS



11/07/2017
ANC BOKONE BOPHIRIMA STATEMENT OF OFFICIALS MEETING



05/06/2017
ANC YOUTH LEAGUE PRESS STATEMENT Reflecting on the ANC Policy Conference.



05/06/2017
THE ANCWL STATEMENT ON 5TH ANC NPC



29/06/2017
ANC RETAINS WARD 18 IN MORETELE BOKONE BOPHIRIMA



26/06/2017
ANC BOKONE BOPHIRIMA RESOLUTIONS OF THE PROVINCIAL POLICY CONFERENCE



25/06/2017
ANC BOKONE BOPHIRIMA TO BRIEF THE MEDIA ON RESOLUTIONS OF THE PROVINCIAL POLICY CONFERENCE



24/06/2017
ANC BOKONE BOPHIRIMA ON THE OUTCOME OF AUDITOR GENERAL'S AUDIT REPORT OF MUNICIPALITIES




STATEMENT OF THE JOINT MEETING OF PROVINCIAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES OF BOKONE BOPHIRIMA AND FREE STATE PROVINCES
07/08/2017
William Bulwane

The Provincial Executive Committees (PECs) of the African National Congress of Bokone Bophirima and Free State provinces held an extraordinary and special joint meeting today, 07th August 2017 in Orkney in Bokone Bophirima's Matlosana Local Municipality. This meeting was a follow-up to the joint Provincial Working Committee meeting of the two provinces that took place in December 2014. The joint PEC meeting is necessitated by the political need to come together and agree on joint efforts to reposition the ANC during the Year of President Oliver Reginald Tambo, which is also the year of our movement's 54th National Conference scheduled for December 2017.

The meeting sought to develop a common approach on political and organizational matters affecting both provinces as well as the ANC in general. The joint PEC meeting agreed that whilst we meet at the time when the organization is facing internal and external challenges that seek to erode the electoral power of the ANC, we are of the view that the pursuit of the National Democratic Revolution (NDR) is on course. The meeting further agreed that the unity of the movement is sacrosanct and that structures of the ANC shall continue to engage with all sections of society in order to deepen the hegemony of the ANC in society.

On gender transformation and the struggle against patriarchy, the meeting reaffirmed the ANC’s commitment to women empowerment, emancipation and the struggle against patriarchy. While the meeting appreciated and saluted the achievements made in the empowerment of women and gender equality, the meeting called for the intensification of the war against the triple oppression faced by the majority of women in this country.

The two PECs agreed that the strengthening of the organization is a pillar that will ensure that the ANC lives for another 105 years and more. The two PECs agreed that they would, individually and collectively, embark on programmes to strengthen the ANC – both qualitatively and quantitatively.

The meeting therefore agreed that the two PECs would continue to work towards unity of action and purpose amongst the members and structures of the movement. The PECs agreed that they would lobby for the NEC that is elected at the 54th National Conference to ensure that developmental programmes and initiatives are biased towards women and youth. The incoming NEC must also embark on a programme of renewal, in preparation for the 2019 National and Provincial Elections.

The joint meeting agreed that social distance and lack of interaction between the movement and the masses pose a threat to the ANC. The PECs also agreed that the strengthening of the ANC is a pillar for the attainment of total liberation of Blacks in general and Africans in particular from political and economic bondages. The two provinces agreed that they would lobby other provinces and structures of the ANC to try and ensure that none of the Officials’ positions are contested at the 54th National Conference, in the interest of the unity of the organization and its hegemony.

On efforts to remove the ANC from power, the two PECs noted and deliberated on the motion of no confidence that will be debated in Parliament tomorrow [Tuesday 8 August 2017]. The PECs do not support any attempt to remove the sitting President of the Republic through any means. The PECs reaffirm the view of the NEC that efforts to overthrow President Zuma are part of a broader, sinister regime change agenda seeking to remove the ANC from power. The PECs are strongly opposed to these motives and will fight to ensure that they do not succeed. The joint meeting of PECs further calls on deployed members of the ANC to be disciplined and heed the call of the NEC in the debate that will take place in Parliament on Tuesday.

The PECs are of the view that this ridiculous motion of no confidence undermines the principles of democracy and majority rule. The President of the Republic was elected by more than 62% of the voters and no minority must be allowed to undermine the will of the majority in this manner. The PECs further characterized these efforts as part of a colour revolution, where there is a concerted effort by imperialists to overthrow a legitimate ANC government.

The meeting also discussed the unity within the Alliance and between Alliance partners as sacred. The meeting is of the view that the understanding of unity should be traced from the principles of 'self-criticism and self-correction'. This essentially means that internal platforms of the organization should be fully exhausted when there are concerns and differences. The PECs agreed that the ANC needs the Alliance in order to advance the NDR. It is the strong belief of the PECs that the Alliance, which was formed out of the necessity of the struggle, is still relevant even today. The PECs therefore resolved that all structures of the ANC in both provinces should work hard to ensure that the Alliance continues to serve as the ideological and political centre of the NDR.

 


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