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African National Congress BOKONE BOPHIRIMA PROVINCE

 

ANC BOKONE BOPHIRIMA POST PEC MEETING STATEMENT

The African National Congress in Bokone Bophirima held its ordinary
Provincial Executive Committee meeting on Friday 20 July 2018 in
Rustenburg. This meeting was also attended by NEC deployees.

Provincial Chairperson, Cde Supra Mahumapelo, presented the political
overview touched on a number of issues that were discussed at length
during the meeting. These issues included the following:

Women Emancipation

The ANC Women’s League must develop a programme to engage young women who
are entrepreneurs in honour of Mama Albertina Sisulu, including women
leading companies. In this engagement, one of the key issues must be an
understanding that young girls need sanitary towels and this campaign must
be given prioroty.

Nelson Mandela Day Celebrations

ANC leaders like Moses Kotane, JB Marks and OR Tambo nurtured and moulded
Nelson Mandela into a great statured world renowned figure, but
unfortunately his name and life seem to be celebrated more outside the
ANC. As an organization we must decomodify Nelson Mandela, because the
media seeks to detach Nelson Mandela from the ANC, which he led as
President.

Regional Conferences

The Provincial Executive Committee resolved in June already, in line with
the NEC directive, that all conferences must be held before the end of
July 2018.

Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati

The regional conference was held today, Saturday 21 July 2018.

Dr Kenneth Kaunda

The preparations are at an advance stage and the conference will be held
next Saturday, 27 July 2018. Delegates have been informed and we expect
the conference to commence without any hindrances. The last conference was
called off due to infighting and now comrades have started engaging and
hope this discussion will produce the desired results.

The PEC further encouraged comrades in the region to continue engaging
amongst themselves in order to find each other in their preparation before
convening their conference, as part of unity and renewal so that the
conference can proceed unhindered.

Membership

In preparations for the new membership system as directed by the SGO,
members of the ANC from all branches are reminded by the PEC to submit
their membership details to their branches as a norm, and those who did
not submit their memberships during the audit held recently must do so
through their branches. They can also submit to the REC/RTT or PEC should
they experience challenges.

There will be a process of correction of membership database in due
course, which the Office of the Provincial Secretary will communicate and
pre-BGMs will also be convened for members to make the necessary
corrections.

Unity and Renewal Team

The PEC resolved to establish a team comprising of seasoned cadres of the
movement in the province to facilitate a process of organizational renewal
and building unity. This team that will engage comrades across the
province comprises of the following comrades:

1.      Cde OJ Tselapedi
2.      Cde Sophy Maine
3.      Cde Simon Rantao

Provincial Dispute Resolution Committee

The SGO has directed all provinces to establish their own Provincial
Dispute Resolution Committee to process and resolve disputes emanating
from Branch General Meetings that will be convened for the list processes.
The following comrades were appointed as Bokone Bophirima’s PDRC:

1.      Cde Matthews Wolmarans (Chairperson)
2.      Cde OJ Tselapedi
3.      Cde Sophy Maine
4.      Cde Manketsi Tlhape
5.      Cde Barei Segotso

Governance

PEC Officials held a meeting with all Troikas and MEC for Local Government
and Human Settlements to look into challenges facing municipalities, audit
outcomes based on the Ministerial team report and action plan to address
all these challenges.

The PEC Subcommittee for Legislature and Governance must visit all
municipalities to intervene where possible.

The assessment of both the Inter-Ministerial Task Team and the Department
of COGTA on the status of the 12 identified municipalities necessitated
some intervention and resolved to mandate MEC of Local Government and
Human Settlements to implement Sec 137 and 139 as follows:

1.      Naledi                  - Section 137
2.      Mahikeng                - Section 137
3.      Ditsobotla                      - Section 139 (1) (b)
4.      Ramotshere Moiloa       - Section 139 (1) (b)
5.      Ngaka Modiri Molema     - Section 137 & 139 (1) (b)
6.      Kagisano Molopo         - Section 139 (1) (b)
7.      Maqaussi Hills          - Section 139 (1) (b)


The PEC acknowledges the interventions by the National and Provincial
Government in the province’s municipalities, but believe that this will
not be enough as some need political interventions due to high levels of
ill-discipline among some deployees of the movement in various caucuses.
This requires decisive actions against those who continue to undermine the
ANC PEC and the organisation.


Kagisano Molopo Local Municipality

The PEC received a report from PEC Convener and deployee and resolved that
our deployee Cde Bitsa Lenkopane must be placed on leave from her mayoral
position until the situation is normalised.

Elections

Despite all the political turmoil, posturing, factional battles and
uncertainty that was a prominent feature earlier this year in the
province, the latest Ipsos survey Pulse of the People shows that the ANC
is currently comfortably ahead in terms of support ahead of the
forthcoming 2019 General Elections.

We are pleased as the province that the poll put ANC Bokone Bophirima
Province in position 4 nationally at 68% support.

The PEC indicated that even with the positive results of this survey,
comrades must not be complacent and relax. We have our research team that
must be vigilant in assessing the situation and indicating our shortfalls
that needs to be corrected. We must also continue working tirelessly to
make sure that our elections machinery continues to be on the ground and
make sure that we secure a decisive victory come the 2019 General
Elections.

Land Expropriation without Compensation

The PEC reaffirms that the 54th National Conference resolution on land
expropriation without compensation should be among key mechanisms
available to government to give effect to land reform and distribution.

We want to commend our society and membership of African National Congress
for responding to the call to attend the public hearings held in Taung,
Mahikeng and Rustenburg.

Issued by:

ANC Bokone Bophirima

Enquiries:

Gerald Modise
ANC PEC Spokesperson
082 353 6229

Wessels Morweng
Media Liaison Officer
072 561 4676