CAPE TOWN Morning clouds. Mild.

7 day
  • Sunday 14-20°c Morning clouds. Mild. Morning clouds. Mild.
    Monday 14-19°c Morning clouds. Mild. Morning clouds. Mild.
    Tuesday 15-21°c Morning clouds. Mild. Morning clouds. Mild.
    Wednesday 16-24°c Sunny. Mild. Sunny. Mild.
    Thursday 16-23°c Sunny. Mild. Sunny. Mild.
    Friday 17-24°c Sunny. Mild. Sunny. Mild.
More News

Workers seek alternative to failing ANC - Numsa

2014-05-15 15:56
Johannesburg - The ANC's decreased majority in the general elections showed that workers sought an alternative to the ruling party, union Numsa said on Thursday.

"The 10% loss of votes in Gauteng and a mere 48% of votes in Nelson Mandela Bay spells a disaster for all progressive forces," National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) general secretary Irvin Jim said.

"The working class are seeking an alternative to the failed policies of the ANC."

Numsa's central committee held a four-day meeting that ended on Thursday.

Jim said it was clear support for the ANC had decreased.

"The central committee noted that while the ANC celebrates a 62% victory and lays claim that their support has not shifted below 60% is misleading and completely fallacious."

He said 64% of South Africans did not vote for the ruling party.

"Out of the total potential and registered voters, analysis of election statistics confirms the ANC has been elected into government by a mere 36% of all those who were eligible to vote."

Read more on: anc  |  numsa  |  irvin jim  |  johannesburg  |  elections 2014  |  politics

More In This Category
IEC announces by-election date

The IEC has announced a date for municipal ward by-elections.

ANC Limpopo urges party to rebuild, dismisses early conference talk

The ANC in Limpopo has vowed to reform itself and has urged branches to focus on rebuilding instead of holding an early special conference or consultative conference.

3 more arrests for slain DA councillor, partner

Three more people have appeared in court in connection with the murders of DA councillor Johannes Baatjies and his business partner, the Northern Cape Hawks have said.

ANC 'colluding' MEC in hung councils hits back at IFP

KwaZulu-Natal Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube has hit back at the Inkatha Freedom Party which has accused her of working with the ANC to stall processes in hung municipalities.

Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
News24 |   OLX  |  PROPERTY24  |  CAREERS24  |  SPREE  |