Third time lucky for ANCWL?

2015-07-16 19:33
(Jerusha Sukhdeo-Raath, News24)

(Jerusha Sukhdeo-Raath, News24)

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Johannesburg - After numerous postponements and delays, the ANC Women's League will try for a third time this year to hold its long-awaited elective congress next month.

It has been a two-year wait for the ANCWL, which has battled to hold its congress since 2013, when it was originally meant to be convened.

The congress has already been postponed twice this year.

The conference was meant to be held in April, but after holding meetings with the ANC's leaders to discuss progress on preparations, it was decided that it should be postponed.

The ANCWL then announced that it would hold the conference in May, however, the night before it was meant to be held, it was postponed.

At the time, ANCWL spokesperson Edna Molewa said it was being postponed following the death of party stalwart Ruth Mompati.

She denied that the conference was delayed again because of internal issues.

The league is said to be plagued by factionalism and infighting, which forced the ANC to step in to sort things out.

It's understood that current ANCWL president Angie Motshekga will be contested for the top position by Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini.

Molewa said on Thursday that the national executive committee had met in Irene, Pretoria, to consider reports and preparations towards convening the congress.

"Having received reports from the national officials and the national working committee, the NEC has satisfied itself of the work done and the interventions undertaken to ensure full preparedness for this conference.

"Consequently the NEC has set a date for the 6th National Conference being August 5 to 8 2015," she said.

The congress will be held in Gauteng and is expected to be attended by 3 000 delegates, 2 750 of them voting delegates.

A national preparatory committee, similar to one set up to help the ANC Youth League convene its congress, has been established. It is presided over by the secretary general's office, said Molewa.

The committee would hold ongoing meetings up until the congress.

"It is the view of the ANC Women’s League that our preparations towards the national conference are on track," she said.

Read more on:    anc  |  ancwl  |  angie motshekga  |  edna molewa  |  bathabile dlamini  |  johannesburg  |  politics

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