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Die African National Congress (ANC) is 'n politieke party in Suid-Afrika. | The African National Congress (ANC) is South Africa's governing political party.





Die African National Congress (ANC) is 'n politieke party wat Suid-Afrika regeer sedert die land se eerste nie-rassige, demokratiese nasionale verkiesing van April 1994. Dié party is in 1912 in Bloemfontein as die South African Native National Congress (SANNC) gestig. Die huidige naam is eers in 1923 aanvaar.


Leier: Jacob Zuma

Gestig: 8 Januarie 1912

Ideologie: Sosialisties







The African National Congress (ANC) is South Africa's governing political party, supported by its Tripartite Alliance with the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and the South African Communist Party (SACP), since the establishment of non-racial democracy in April 1994. It defines itself as a "disciplined force of the left". Members founded the organization as the South African Native National Congress (SANNC) on 8 January 1912 at the Waaihoek Wesleyan Church in Bloemfontein to increase the rights of the black South African population. John Dube, its first president, and poet and author Sol Plaatje were among its founding members. The organization became the ANC in 1923 and formed a military wing, the Umkhonto we Sizwe (Spear of the Nation) in 1961.


It has been the ruling party of post-apartheid South Africa on the national level since 1994. It increased its majority in the 1999 elections, and further increased it in 2004, with 69.7% of the votes. In 2009 its share of the vote reduced slightly, but it remained the dominant party with 65.9% of the votes.


President: Jacob Zuma

Secretary-General: Gwede Mantashe

Founder: John Dube, Pixley ka Isaka Seme, Sol Plaatje

National Chairperson: Baleka Mbete

Treasurer-General: Zweli Mkhize

Founded: 8 January 1912

Youth wing: ANC Youth League

Women's wing: ANC Women's League

Paramilitary wing: Umkhonto we Sizwe (formerly)

Ideology: Left-wing nationalism, African nationalism, Third Way, Democratic Socialism



3 November 2008

updated: 2013-04-23

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