Media Statement on preparations towards the 12th Provicial Conference 11-13 December 2015

Media Statement on preparations towards the 12th Provicial Conference 11-13 December 2015

10 December 2015



The African National Conference in Mpumalanga has, in terms of its constitution convened a periodic Provincial conference which will take place here at Mbombela stadium, from 11th -13th December 2015. The conference of the ANC is a summit of branches. Accordingly, branches in good standing constitute majority of delegates attending the conference. In this regard, the conference will be attended by 1785 delegates, 1164 are voting delegates and the remainder are alliance partners, deployed cadres in government, civil society formations, business and fraternal organisations.

The conference is held under the theme; The year of the Freedom Charter and unity in action to advance Economic Freedom, as we approach the end of celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the freedom charter.


The primary focus of a provincial conference is to receive reports on the work of Provincial Executive Committee since the last 11th Provincial Conference in 2012, make assessment of progress made and develop concrete plans of action going forward.

The ANC as a leader of society has enormous responsibility to continuously find creative ways on how best, and how fast can we achieve our long-held and stated goal of Better Life for All the people of South Africa. This is the primacy of our existence. This is the prism through which we make sense of our environment. It is the achievement of this noble goal that even at height of many challenges, at greatest provocation; we refuse to be derailed and remain focused on the historic mission that continues to define and shape our existence.

Our conference takes place two months after the 4th National General Council, which made sufficient observations of the many challenges facing our movement both internally and externally, and has been instructive on what steps are required to confront these challenges. It is therefore expected that conference will invest adequate time to reflect on those and many other challenges confronting people of Mpumalanga.


DAY1-11 December 2015

The first day of conference, the 11th December 2015 will start with registration of delegates at Ehlanzeni District Municipality at 09h00 and the opening session is expected to begin at 14h00 to be opened by the chairperson of the ANC, Cde DD Mabuza through his Political report. This will be followed by messages of support from Alliance partners and presentation of conference credentials for adoption.

Day 2-12 December 2015

On the second day, conference will start with a keynote address by the President of the ANC, Cde Jacob Zuma and this will be open session for media. This will be followed by the reports on the state of the organisation from the Provincial Secretary and the financial report from the Provincial Treasurer. Conference shall then receive nominations for the top five (5) after which delegates shall break into commissions to discuss reports and policy. Delegates will then reconvene to plenary for the announcement of the newly elected top five officials and receive nominations of additional members.

Day 3-13 December 2015 (Final day)

Commissions shall continue concurrent to voting for additional members. Later commissions plenary shall reconvene for commission reports submission for discussion and adoption. This shall culminate to an open session for the announcement of additional members, the reading of conference declaration and the closing remarks by the newly elected chairperson of the ANC in the province.


A media plan shall be presented to you from our communications section which shall give more detail on conference open and closed session, schedule of interviews during conference and all other matters.

Issued by Provincial Secretary:

Lucky Ndinisa

For more information contact

SPD Skhosana (spokerson)-082 419 0930
Sibusiso Themba (media liaison)-082 961 5080