W Cape ANC must double its efforts ahead of polls

2015-11-08 20:36
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Cape Town – All ANC officials must double their efforts to fight hard for communities, the Western Cape ANC’s provincial executive committee (PEC) has resolved.

It held a special elections meeting at the weekend to assess its readiness for the local government elections next year.

According to a media statement on Sunday, the PEC concluded that the political party’s impact on the ground was “essential and must be felt strongly”.

“Our structures, such as branches and leagues, ward committees and councillors need to be strengthened.”

Branches were encouraged to engage with community leaders and farm owners to champion the rights of farm workers.

The PEC identified that the ANC’s provincial Youth League was not at its “all time strength” and should be urgently dealt with.

“The youth has a lot of energy and is highly driven as the fee protest has shown,” the statement read.

“What is important is for this energy and enthusiasm to be redirected to strengthening the work of the ANC and to championing community issues.”

The PEC felt the provincial women’s league was “far from its best”.

It noted that Cosatu was not visible in some areas, such as Knysna and Oudtshoorn. Alliance partners were encouraged to work hard and “plug into the ANC programme”.

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