Still no ANC Women's League conference date

2015-06-10 16:03


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Johannesburg - After almost two years of delays, the embattled ANC Women's League has still not managed to set a date for its elective congress.

On Wednesday, the ANCWL's said it was putting together the final reports for the conference and resolving outstanding matters. The ANC would then receive the final update.

Only after this was done would the league set a date for the long overdue conference.

The ANCWL was meant to hold its conference last month, but on the day of the conference, when contacted for comment on whether it was going ahead, 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 issues.

The women's league is said to be plagued by factionalism and infighting, forcing the ANC to step in to sort things out.

It has struggled to hold its elective conference since 2013, when it was originally meant to happen.

Their last elective conference was in 2008. A term lasts for five years and a conference was meant to be held in 2013.

The ANCWL, however, has to hold the conference before the ANC's national general council in October.

In a statement on Wednesday, the ANCWL congratulated seven of its nine provinces which had held provincial general councils.

The two outstanding provinces were the Eastern Cape and the Western Cape, which were set to hold their PGCs this week, Molewa said.

Molewa said the finalisation of queries and disputes by provincial PGCs would enable the ANCWL to hold its conference with all outstanding matters resolved.

"Given the importance of ensuring that we hold an efficient national conference, we have had to set aside adequate time and systems in place at an operational level and clear all disputes ahead of the conference.

"The ANCWL national leadership also had to allow some latitude and space to some provinces to resolve the outstanding queries arising from the branch biennial general meetings (BBGMs) and branch general meetings (BGMs)," she said.

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