ANC political school gives hope - DP

2012-08-12 21:36
Kgalema Motlanthe (File, GCIS)

Kgalema Motlanthe (File, GCIS)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - The ANC's political school had created renewed hope of fulfilling Walter Sisulu's legacy, the party's deputy president, Kgalema Motlanthe, said on Sunday.

"When we evoke such an iconic name as that of comrade Walter Sisulu in terms of political education of our cadres, we are really re-igniting his legacy as well as continuing in the movement's great tradition," Motlanthe told about 600 political education students from the Walter Sisulu Leadership Academy, at a graduation ceremony.

Sisulu was African National Congress deputy president from 1991 to 1994.

Motlanthe described it as a programme of political education for ANC members in Gauteng. Modules in the year-long course include organising skills, the history of South Africa and of the ANC, ANC strategy and structures, and tools of analysis.

The ceremony was held at the University of Johannesburg's Soweto campus.

"The curriculum that we learn at the political education school should equip us with the intellectual and political tools not only to develop a deeper understanding of history but, most importantly, to change society."

Motlanthe encouraged graduates to take being ANC members seriously.

''A cadre is a frame that is used to keep old photos and posters in shape and it prevents them from bending and breaking... You should be the same for the ANC,'' said Motlanthe.

One graduate, Vusumuzi Shabangu, said he would now give back to his community.

''I will go back to my people and share with them what I've learned. This programme was great because it just broke all the misconceptions that I had of the ANC."

ANC Gauteng chair, Paul Mashatile, said the programme would help graduates address problems people faced.

Mashatile said the ANC had in the past had members without theoretical training, which posed a danger.

He also highlighted the importance of rejuvenation.

''A renewed ANC must come out of Mangaung. Renewal includes the renewal of leadership. We must come back from Mangaung with new leadership,'' Mashatile said.

He was referring to the ANC's elective conference, to be held in Mangaung in December.

- SAPA
Read more on:    anc  |  kgalema motlanthe  |  paul mashatile  |  soweto  |  johannesburg  |  politics
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Road deaths on the rise

2014-12-22 23:39
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com 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
37 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/News
 

Five wrapping hacks you have to know before Christmas

Five gift wrapping hacks that will save Christmas for you!

 
 

I love summer.24

Sexiest Instagrams of 2014
Joburg hot spots for cocktails, craft beer, tapas and wine!
Summer Survey!
Great ideas for the best summer sandwiches!

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Grand Theft Auto 5

Now available on PS4, Xbox One and PC from R649. Buy now!

Festive gifts!

Check out our awesome range of festive gifts to make everyone’s wishes come true. Shop now!

Save on Samsung

Cameras, mobile phones, TVs, Tablets and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

Save up to R2200 on electronics! – As seen in the catalogue

Wishing for tech gadgets this festive? Save up to R2100 on hot tech products at kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

30% off the bestselling books

Save big on the most captivating reads of 2014. While stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

It is hard to keep some sort of balance when the natural rhythm has flown out the window. The best thing to do is try not to keep...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.