NEC STATEMENT FOR THE NEC MEETING OF 14TH – 16TH OCTOBER 2023, BIRCHWOOD HOTEL
The National Executive Committee of the African National Congress is convening its regular NEC Meeting from today Saturday the 14th of October until Monday the 16th of October 2023.
Amongst the issues the NEC Meeting will be considering in its discussions for purposes of making resolutions towards their implementation are as a matter of priority those pertaining to service delivery by municipalities, provincial governments, national government departments and State-Owned Enterprises.
In this regards, certain deployees in various ministries will make presentations on the state of service delivery pertaining their portfolios and how service delivery will be accelerated where there are established backlogs, particularly in the context of local government.
Key amongst issues of service delivery will be efforts towards ending loadshedding including in this regard the installation of transformers in communities where some of whom have had no electricity for several years in areas such as Soweto due to exploded transformers.
This must certainly be linked on how to secure the newly installed transformers against vandalism and the overloading often caused by illegal connections. This whilst noting the recent report by the Statistician General Mr Maluleke indicating the huge progress made over the last three decades on electrification amongst many other impressive delivery records. Therefore, the current challenge being energising all electrified households.
Other issues also key on service delivery will be access to water in various communities around the country, including in areas negatively impacted by non-functional water pumps that were stalled because of loadshedding.
Combating crime which undermines the safety of our people such as through acts of housebreaking, rapes and gender- based violence in general, theft of public infrastructure, cash in transit heists as well as the criminal phenomenon known as zama zamas that undermines safety of communities whilst stealing the country’s mineral wealth will be amongst issues high on the agenda on steps to speedily combat their continued manifestation.
Yet another area key to service delivery will be matters pertaining transportation of passengers and goods by PRASA and Transnet, respectively. This is important for the socio- economic welfare of our people and commuters in particular. The speedy refurbishment of the Transnet rail system will help remove trucks from the roads, which damages road infrastructure and adds to traffic jam and accidents. Very importantly, this will help in the efficient transportation of outward and inward bound goods to and from our harbours, for export and imports, respectively.
The NEC Meeting will also consider reports on the state of readiness of our organisational structures to implement programmes geared towards the 2024 National and Provincial Elections.
The NEC meeting is convened as the various national sporting codes are either participating in key tournaments or are preparing for such upcoming international tournaments.
The NEC takes this opportunity to wish Amabhokobhoko well as they continue to make the country proud, having reached the quarter finals of the Rugby World Cup.
The NEC also wishes our Cricket players well as they also continue to participate in international competitions.
The NEC will also recall the sterling performances by Banyana Banyana in the recent World Cup, the excellent performance by our National Netball Team, and further note that Bafana Bafana are preparing themselves for the AFCON next year. We wish all these sporting codes well in their endeavours.
The NEC Meeting will consider a report from the Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation Ministry headed by Comrade Zizi Kodwa on developments around the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) with a view of sustaining the integrity of our sporting codes amongst the nations of the world against any possibility of drug abuse. Whilst we have complete confidence
in our systems, nonetheless these must be seen to be upright by following on the relevant protocols to ensure transparency and integrity.
The NEC Meeting will also receive a report on the successful appointment of the ANC Ekurhuleni Regional Task Team as per previous resolution in this regard, following the Court ruling directing national office to appoint the RTT as the previous Regional Executive Committee was disbanded by the same court judgment.
The names of the 25 comrades appointed into the Ekurhuleni RTT are as follows:
- Doctor Xhakaza (Convenor)
- Eric Xayiya (Dep-Convenor)
- Jongizizwe Dlabathi (Co-ordinator)
- Moipone Mhlongo (Dep Co-ordinator)
- Absalom Budeli (Fundraiser)
- Zanele Nkomo
- Sochayile Khanyile
- Thoko Magagula
- Bulelani Magwanishe
- Tisetso Nketle
- Andile Mngwevu
- Thulani Mdaka
- Maggie Ramashu
- Sergio Mkefa
- Zanele Dlamini
- Shaheeda Chotia
- Hlengiwe Thenjikwayo
- Godfrey Mofokeng
- Tlou Chokoe
- Nokuthula Xaba
- Phelisa Nkunjana
- Lesiba Mpya
- Sizakele Masuku
- Nomadlozi Nkosi
- Jane Nhlapo
We have full confidence that these comrades appointed into the Ekurhuleni RTT will fulfil all the constitutional obligations of the REC and most importantly focus on the imperatives of leading a robust programme towards the 2024 National and Provincial Elections.
The NEC will expound on the report from the Statistician General, as a basis on evaluating progress made on service delivery, whilst awaiting the announcement on the 30 Year Review Report which we believe will similarly speak to the same facts reported by Statistics SA.
The NEC Meeting will also consider the unfolding programme on the 2019 Elections Manifesto Review, as part of accounting on the popular electoral mandate bestowed on the ANC as well as consolidating our responses to service delivery throughout the country.
All these reports will give us the marching orders as the ANC as we embark on responding to service delivery issues as per the 6 government priorities and the 10 Point Plan, and as we conclude the popular mandate of the 6th Government Administration and the milestone of the 30th anniversary of the 1994 democratic breakthrough that installed Nelson Mandela as the inaugural President of a free and democratic South Africa.
And in this regard, our contention is that the proof of the ANC record is self-evident on the comprehensive socio-economic transformation hitherto effected to change the lives of our people whilst at the same time acknowledging the development backlogs that require our rapid response, the details of which is to be elaborated in the next instalment of our elections manifesto.
We will continue to brief the media, particularly at the end of the NEC meeting, on the discussions, resolutions and consequent programme of implementation as adopted in this meeting.
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