Konopa: Letter by Provincial Chairperson    Cadre development more necessary than ever before  

KONOPA: Letter by Provincial Chairperson Supra Mahumapelo

All progressive revolutions succeed and are sustained because of an inherent task to create and recreate revolutionaries.
The African National Congress (ANC) as a revolutionary African Nationalist disciplined force of the Left, has an inherent task of developing and sustaining the revolution by creating revolutionaries. 
These revolutionaries must possess the necessary capacity to know and master the art of combining the theory and practice of politics. 
This task cannot be left to chance or the hope that everyone who holds the party’s membership card inherently has the full grasp of the dual tasks of revolutionary theory and practice. 
It is in this context that the ANC at its 54th National Conference held at the Nasrec Expo resolved to intensify the task of cadre development. 
In this regard, the ANC in Bokone Bophirima is also preparing to roll out this programme. The Provincial Chairperson has been tasked by the ANC to to drive this programme as a fulltime official based at Mphekwa House.  
All new members will undergo a compulsory six months induction and be formally welcomed in a ceremony after those six months.
The Branch Executive Committee (BEC) and all other interested members will attend compulsory hour-long political education sessions on Mondays from 16h30 until 17h30
All the councillors will undergo compulsory monthly political classes and have their performance assessed on a regular basis. 
The curriculum will include specific areas of critical governance, policy development and implementation. 
Legislature Caucus
There will be quarterly compulsory political sessions for all Members of the Provincial Legislature (MPLs) with an emphasis on - but not limited to - governance policy environment. 
MPs in Cape Town
ANC Members of Parliament (MPs) will have their own sessions in Cape Town on a quarterly basis. 
All members of the Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) of the ANC and its Leagues shall undergo quarterly compulsory political classes. 
Partnership will be developed with universities and other relevant institutions for accreditation purposes.
The ANC will identify and train tutors for all these sessions and all target groups will be assessed accordingly on a regular basis.

Cde Supra Mahumapelo is Provincial Chairperson of ANC in Bokone Bophirima