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ANC political school gives hope - DP

2012-08-12 21:36

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.

Comments
  • koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-08-12 22:05

    Can anyone say propaganda and indoctrination? What courses, who’s history? I can just imagine. Bribery 101, Denial 102, Misquotations 102, Theft 101, BS’ing 103, Passing the buck 102 and so on.

      gladstone.dyonase - 2012-08-12 22:39

      Raping 99, Polygamy 100....

  • tobydt - 2012-08-12 22:05

    Funny how the ANC always brings up the names of the dead, before elections for their new 'initiatives'.

  • gungets.tuft - 2012-08-12 22:10

    Are they going to teach woodwork?

  • eric.schollar - 2012-08-12 22:17

    Is basic economics and personal honesty in the curriculuim? I doubt it!

  • irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-08-12 22:40

    Bwahahahahaha ha ha ha ha! OMG I'm falling off my chair with laughter. What subject do the 'learners' gain distinctions in? Corruption and incompetence!

      sean.lambie.3 - 2012-08-12 22:48

      how not to work , how to rig tenders and how to steal from the poor !!

  • mzwandile.dlamanzi - 2012-08-12 22:45

    hehe, is this the same school where Bra Tony is the principal? I can imagine soon, you will hear PHDs being produced here and wi'll be told its about growing the institution to the next level. And how we should be proud of that as a country.

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-08-12 22:49

    Confucius says : Snowball in hell has better chance than hope in politics.

  • NeF1LiM - 2012-08-12 22:49

    Next step will be the rolling out of 'Political Officers' who will oversee every facet of public and private enterprise in South Africa. If only these racist Marxist blacks in the ANC applied the lessons learned from the dismal failure of the USSR. But they are greedy idiots, supported by retards.

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-08-12 23:55

      @Mzwandile ~ The fact that you and your bruddahs keep putting the cANCer in power makes your 'intelligence' very questionable.

  • eric.f.moloi - 2012-08-12 22:51

    r de graduates pass like police in training colleges,pass 1 pass all?anada breed of corrupt councillors,mayors,civil servants,worse part their 'qualification' guarantees thm in top government jobs via cadre deployment

  • David Rogers - 2012-08-12 23:03

    i thought our deputy was a tad more intelligent that JZ? alas, i was mistaken! all cut from the same cloth!

  • bongeka.magwaza - 2012-08-12 23:06

    Cry my beloved country.I just wish the ruling party can practice what it preaches because reading through comments everybody can see that the used to GREAT MIGHTY ANC which was so dearly loved by everybody who was against apartheid has now turned a loughing stock of the country. I didn't say it but it's written all over news24 comments whenever ANC or ANC member happens to be a topic of the article.Guys you can still turn things around.But only if you listen to the people.Listening is a skill,so please use it.Not only for you to get more votes but for the betterment of the country that we so dearly love.

      nhlakaniphog1 - 2012-08-13 07:05

      Bongeka the majority of whites South Africans have never liked ANC for fighting for liberation cos free country would take unfairly acquired benefits from them. ANC is suffering from what it call sins of incumbent because fighting is not as same as ruling

      jean.hubert1 - 2012-08-13 10:01

      It is sad that racism is always brought into it. For your information, as a South African I voted for the ANC at the first elections. I voted for them as I hoped they would carry out what they promised and that it would lead to a better country for all. What a dismal failure the ANC have turned out to be. The people are far worse off than they ever have been in every area that matters. Health care, education, transport, etc., Most of the 'cadres' have only had one thing in mind and that is to benefit themselves, their friends and their families. So sad. Being white did not stop me from voting for the ANC. But being a South Africa will make sure I never vote for the ANC again!

  • Zahir - 2012-08-12 23:25

    Free degrees and tenders for all cadres in attendance just vote for us

  • sally.lewitt - 2012-08-12 23:48

    Here we GO again... What a load of Hog-Wash and another FAIL FFS!

  • Vince.York - 2012-08-13 00:13

    Strange how every commie country in the world went into silo style laager mentality shortly before they disintegrated completely, but then again, we all KNOW that history repeats itself. The rest of the WORLD and the SA citizens are not fooled by this false propaganda centre!

  • tw2066 - 2012-08-13 06:07

    Lesson 1, ANC is the only putty - viva viva. Lesson 2, Every cadre for himself - viva Lesson 3, Deny, deny, deny - viva Lesson 4, Blame apartheid - viva Lesson 5, If all else fails act dumb - viva Lesson 6, Revoultion over Evolution - viva ANC school - WTF?? Facists -

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-08-13 06:44

    Did the students graduate after receiving their text books or did the teecha provide the answers ? Is this an attempt at job creation? Or is it a finishing school for ANC inefficiency? What a load of HORSE !!

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-08-13 07:29

      Did you have stupid for breakfast to be bombarding readers with such stupid questions so early? And don't try mimic a black english accent until your afrikaans english accent is perfect, moron!

  • themba.thwala.98 - 2012-08-13 07:43

    Unfornately the ANC is now rotten to the core. No amount of political education is going to redeem it. The only part of this article that I liked is Paul Mashatile`s statement that the elective conference must elect new leadership. Booting out Zuma will surely be a good start and a good Xmas present for SA

  • George - 2012-08-13 08:44

    Kgalema, can I suggest a different school. It's called the school of hard work and wealth creation accompanied by honesty and care and consideration for one's fellow human beings. A foreign concept to your cANCerous society, isn't it?

  • arthur.salvado - 2012-08-13 08:53

    Some consultants (read uneducated and unqualified family member/s) will make millions out of this fiasco. Keep track of developments or buy the Sunday papers. All will be clear then. ANC is findi g new ways to steal more money. Stupid

  • peter.jefferies.90 - 2012-08-13 09:15

    How can a political party who knows nothing about politics or running a country expect to teach others anything. ANC Fail!

  • DrGonzoSA - 2012-08-13 09:15

    Ah yes, the school that is run by convicted corrupt fraudster Tony Yengeni. Here's a good exam question: "Compare and contrast Tony Yengeni and Walter Sisulu".

  • arthur.hugh - 2012-08-13 09:52

    *Yawn*

  • jean.hubert1 - 2012-08-13 12:04

    It is sad that racism is always brought into it. For your information, as a South African I voted for the ANC at the first elections. I voted for them as I hoped they would carry out what they promised and that it would lead to a better country for all. What a dismal failure the ANC have turned out to be. The people are far worse off than they ever have been in every area that matters. Health care, education, transport, etc., Most of the 'cadres' have only had one thing in mind and that is to benefit themselves, their friends and their families. So sad. Being white did not stop me from voting for the ANC. But being a South Africa will make sure I never vote for the ANC again!

  • andre.burrows.92 - 2012-08-13 12:35

    I hope they had textbooks

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-08-13 14:40

    "I will go back to my people and share what I have learned" That brings hope to me. Just a pity that apparently no ANCYL member attended.

  • yleeuw - 2013-02-14 15:56

    On a serious note- how does one access the political school curriculum? Who to contact?

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