Provincial Executive Committee Meeting

Provincial Executive Committee Meeting

16 September 2015

The African National Congress Provincial Executive Committee (ANC PEC) convened a two day PEC meeting from the 14-15 September 2015. The PEC meets a week after the burial of one of its members, Comrade Grizelda Cjikella-Lecholo, again the PEC sends its heartfelt condolences to the family of the late Comrade Grizelda Cjikella-Lecholo.

The first day of the PEC was dedicated to inducting the newly elected PEC who were elected at the Provincial General Council (PGC) in April 2015. This is in line with the resolution taken at the 53rd National Conference in 2012 in Mangaung which declared the decade 2013 - 2023 as the Decade of the cadre. This decade will, amongst others, focus extensively on the political education and development of all ANC leaders and members. The induction was led by the NEC deployees to the province, Cde Philemon Mapulane and Cde Mcebisi Skwatsha who took the members through the three fundamental documents of the ANC which are:

  • The ANC Constitution,
  • The Freedom Charter
  • Strategy and Tactics document.

The ANC places a high premium on ensuring that its leaders and members have a sound political theoretical base which informs the transformation agenda of the organisation. This is will ensure that its cadres are well equipped to lead society and set the agenda in the battle of ideas.

The province is preparing itself for the National general Council of the ANC which will be held in October this year. PEC received presentations on all NGC Discussion Documents where after robust discussions ensued.

The PEC then resumed on the second day, with its normal business; where a report from the African National Congress Women's League (ANCWL) and the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) national conferences were tabled. The PEC noted the report and committed itself to give the necessary support to both the ANCWL and the ANCYL NEC. It welcomed the new leadership collectives that were elected and congratulated members from the Northern Cape who were elected on the two National Executive Committees respectively.

The PEC further received and accepted the recommendation from the PWC for the deployment of Comrade Johannes Oliphant as the Mayor of the Renosterberg. The PEC is of the view that this will bring stability to the municipality which is critically important for improved service delivery to the affected communities.

Furthermore the following issues were discussed and resolved upon:

On the Regional General Council:

Three regions in the province are due for their Regional General Counicls, and the PEC resolved that all three regions must convene their regional General Councils, namely the Frances Baard (FB) region, the John Taolo Gaetsewe (JTG) region as well as the Pixley Ka Seme region. The dates for the Regional General Councils are as follows:

John Taolo Gaetsewe: 04-05 October 2015, Thabo Mogorosi Multipurpose Centre
Pixley Ka Seme Region: 25-27 September 2015, Vanderkloof Holiday Resort
Frances Baard Region: 29-30 September 2015, Horseshoe Motel

The primary objectives of the RGC's is to assess the implementation of the decisions of the last Regional Conference, prepare for the NGC as well as fill vacancies that may exist in the various REC's

On the Alliance Summit

The PEC resolved to convene a Provincial Alliance Summit on the 28th of October 2015, following the National Alliance summit that was convened by the NEC of the ANC. The PEC is of the view that convening this summit will help to strengthen the working relations between the ANC and the Alliance partners and can assist to craft a common vision and approach to governance matters.

On the Repatriation of the Two MK Combatants

The ANC welcomed the remains of two MK Combatants to the Province in July 2015. The two remains were those of Comrade Tebogo Leon Tume from Kimberley who will be reburied on Saturday the 19th September 2015 in the Frances Baard Region in Kimberley as well as Comrade Phemelo Moses Ntehelang who will be buried on Saturday 26 September 2015 in the John Taolo Gaetsewe Region in Kimberley. The PEC commends the ANC -led government on the work they are doing to bring closure to the families of the MK Combatants who were killed during the apartheid regime, and encouraged it to continue in the good work that they are doing.

On the reinstatement of the delegated governance powers of the REC of Frances Baard:

In the February 2015 meeting, the PEC resolved to revoke governance powers delegated to the Frances Baard REC. For the past four months there has been dramatic improvement in the work of the REC. The REC officials meet as required and the Regional Working committee also executes its tasks with the necessary diligence and meets fortnightly and the REC convenes meetings as prescribes by the constitution. There is a greater degree of focus by the REC and improvement in their work. The PEC is of the view that improvements in the work of the ANC in the region is sufficient to reinstate the delegated governance powers of the REC of Frances Baard.

The Chairperson of the ANC in the Province, Cde John Block, reiterated that the importance of the upcoming Provincial Local Government Summit that will be held over a two day period, 16-17 September 2015 at the Mitta Seperepere Convention Centre in Kimberley.

Issued by the African National Congress in the Northern Cape

Cde Zamani Saul
Provincial Secretary
Naledi Gaosekwe
Media Liaison Officer

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