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ANC Statements


The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the African National Congress (ANC) held a Special National Executive Committee to consider a range of organisational, national and international matters.

President Cyril Ramaphosa briefed the NEC on various engagements between the governments of Tanzania, Angola and Uganda.  These are fraternal states led by fraternal parties and sister liberation movements with long-standing relations with the ANC, who will be undertaking visits to South Africa in the coming weeks and will engage with the ANC.  The NEC was also briefed about South Africa’s Chairship of BRICS in 2023.  The NEC affirmed the strategic role of BRICS and the need to elevate its role as a critical international body in international relations.

The NEC re-affirmed the ANC’s long-standing policy of solidarity with the Saharawi Republic against the illegal Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara.  The NEC further affirmed its solidarity with the people of Palestine against Israeli occupation and continues to call for the return to the negotiation table to give effect to a 2-state solution that will see a sovereign State of Palestine peacefully co-existing alongside the State of Israel.  In this regard, the NEC called on the African Union to reject any attempts to grant apartheid Israel observer status in the AU.

The NEC expressed support to President Ramaphosa’s intervention to appoint a dedicated Minister of Electricity who will lead the charge in driving the necessary interventions aimed at eliminating loadshedding and stabilising electricity supply in the country.  This intervention is in line with the resolutions of the ANC’s 55th National Conference, which calls on government to take immediate and decisive interventions to end loadshedding, alongside the implementation of long-term solutions to the country’s energy supply crisis.

The NEC considered reports on the contested Regional Conference of the Mangaung Region in the Free State and the challenges relating to the processes leading up to the Western Cape Provincial Conference.  In relation to the Free State conference, the NEC noted the work undertaken by the Task Team led by Cde David Mahlobo and its recommendations to the NWC.  To this end, the NEC  supports the decision of the IPC that recognized the outcome of Mangaung conference held at Mvelo Safari Lodge and Lejweleputswa and the respective RECs as duly elected.  The NEC further directed the PEC to take appropriate action against the organizers of a parallel conference held at President’s Hotel.  The NEC further directed the PEC to develop and implement political management programme or mechanism of bringing all comrades in the affected region into the ANC fold.

In relation to the Western Cape Provincial Conference, the NEC made the following decisions:

  • Granted permission for the Interim Provincial Committee (IPC) to start the process of BGMs and other due processes towards convening the provincial conference.
  • Endorsed the report that includes the 66 wards (potential branches) and the 20 branches granted the special branch status by the IPC.
  • To deploy a team of NEC members to the province to assist the IPC with the process of preparation of the provincial conference.
  • The provincial conference to be convened no later than 8 April 2023.
  • The regional Conference of Dullah Omar and Southern Cape Regions must be convened under the leadership of the new PEC.

The NEC ratified the ANC 55th National Conference resolutions, which will be released publicly in due course.

In considering deployments, the NEC approved deployment of full-time NEC Members to support organisational work at Luthuli House.  The following members have been deployed full-time to Head Office:

  • Cde Sibongile Besani as Head: Presidency
  • Cde Febe Potgieter as Head: Research. She will continue with her role as General Manager until 31 March 2023, by which time a new incumbent would have been appointed.
  • Cde Mahlengi Bhengu-Motsiri as National Spokesperson
  • Cde David Makhura as Head: Political Education
  • Cde Mduduzi Manana as Head: Organising & Membership
  • Cde Mdumiseni Ntuli as Manager: Elections

Furthermore, the NEC approved deployments to its sub-committees and deployment of its members to Provinces.  These are important mechanisms that will enable effective functioning of the ANC in the execution of its organisational functions.

The following members were deployed to lead various Sub-Committees of the NEC:

Deployment Committee

  • Deputy President, Cde Paul Mashatile is the Chairperson
  • The Secretary-General is responsible for co-ordination of the work of the Committee.

Other members of the Committee are:

  • Deputy Secretary-General, Cde Nomvula Mokonyane
  • The second Deputy Secretary-General, Cde Maropene Ramokgopa
  • Cde Pemmy Majodina
  • Cde Gerhard Koornhof
  • Cde Mondli Gungubele
  • Cde Thembi Nkadimeng
  • Cde Sibongile Besani
  • Representatives of the leagues – ANCWL, ANCYL, ANCVL
  • Alliance partners, the SACP and Cosatu

Integrity Commission

  • Rev Frank Chikane as Chairperson and
  • Cde Sophie de Bruyn as Deputy

Other members of the Commission are:

  • Sue Rabkin
  • Cyril Jantjies
  • Fr Smangaliso Mkhatshwa
  • Nkele Ntingane
  • Thandi Rankoe
  • Jenny Schreiner
  • James Ngculu and
  • Len Rasekgatla

National Disciplinary Committee

  • Cde Ralph Mgijima as Chairperson

NEC Members

  • Cde Faith Muthambi
  • Cde Nocawe Mafu


  • Thandi Orleyn
  • Enver Surty
  • Kerenza Millard
  • Robinson Ramaite
  • Vusi Pikoli

National Disciplinary Committee of Appeal

  • Cde Johny de Lange as Chairperson

NEC Members

  • Cde Soviet Lekganyane
  • Cde Noxolo Kiviet


  • Lindiwe Hendricks
  • Krish Govender
  • Max Boqwana
  • Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi
  • Firoz Cachalia

Drafting Committee

  • Cde Thoko Didiza as Chairperson and
  • Cde David Makhura as Deputy

Legal & Constitutional Affairs

  • Cde Cyril Xaba as Chairperson and
  • Cde Faith Muthambi as Deputy

Information, Communications & Publicity

  • Cde Nkenke Kekana as Chairperson and
  • Cde Mahlengi Bhengu-Motsiri as Deputy

Education, Health, Science & Technology

  • Cde Peggy Nkonyeni as Chairperson and
  • Cde Aaron Motsoaledi as Deputy

Economic Transformation 

  • Cde Mamoloko Kubayi as Chairperson and
  • Cde Zuko Godlimpi

International Relations

  • Deputy Secretary-General, Cde Nomvula Mokonyane as Chairperson and
  • Cde Obed Bapela as Deputy

Organising & Membership

  • Cde Dina Pule as Chairperson and
  • Cde Mduduzi Manana as Deputy

Elections & Campaigns

  • Deputy Secretary-General, Cde Nomvula Mokonyane and
  • Cde Barbara Creecy

Political Education

  • Cde Sibongile Besani as Chairperson and
  • Cde Febe Potgieter as Deputy Chair

Peace & Stability

  • Cde Polly Boshielo as Chairperson and
  • Cde Dickson Masemola as Deputy

Social Transformation 

  • Cde Zwelini Mkhize as Chairperson and
  • Cde Sindisiwe Chikunga as Deputy


  • Cde Sisisi Tolashe as Chairperson and
  • Cde Nocawe Mafu as Deputy

Arts & Culture

  • Cde Thandi Moraka as Chairperson and
  • Cde Donald Selamolela as Deputy

Legislature & Governance

  • Cde Thembi Nkadimeng as Chairperson and
  • Cde Noxolo Kiviet as Deputy

Local Government Intervention Team

  • Cde Parks Tau as Chairperson and
  • Cde Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams as Deputy

Gender & Equity

  • Cde Angie Motshekga as Chairperson and
  • Cde Ronald Lamola as Deputy

Policy, Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Deputy Secretary-General, Cde Maropene Ramakgopa and
  • Cde Joe Maswanganyi as Deputy


  • Treasurer-General, Cde Gwen Ramokgopa

National Dispute Resolution Committee

  • Cde Mduduzi Manana as Chairperson and
  • Cde Soviet Lekganyane as Deputy

National Dispute Resolution Committee of Appeal

  • Cde Thandi Modise as Chairperson

Electoral Committee

  • Cde Kgalema Motlanthe as Chairperson and
  • Cde Nkele Ntingane as Deputy

National Chaplaincy

  • Rev Molefe Tsele as Chaplain-General
  • Rev N Mosunkutu as Chaplain
  • Rev V Mehana as Chaplain

The NEC also approved the deployment of members to various Provinces under the leadership of the following Convenors:

Eastern Cape           –           Cde Aaron Motsoaledi

Free State                 –           Cde Febe Potgieter

Gauteng                     –           Cde Pemmy Majodina

KwaZulu-Natal          –           Cde Zizi Kodwa

Limpopo                     –           Cde David Mahlobo

Mpumalanga             –           Cde Nobuhle Nkabane

North-West                –           Cde Soviet Lekganyane

Northern Cape          –           Cde Ronalda Nalumango

Western Cape          –           Cde Barbara Creecy




Mahlengi Bhengu-Motsiri

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