Ruling party Provincial Working Committee (PWC) member Danny Msiza was elected Treasurer of the African National Congress (ANC) in Limpopo during a Special Provincial General Council (PGC) held at Bolivia Lodge in Polokwane on Sunday.
The vacancy has existed since the beginning of the year following the death of Thembi Nwedamutswu, who held the position of MEC for Education.
At the same time discussion documents for the forthcoming National General Council (NGC) of the ANC were being introduced to a hall packed with delegates representing branches across the province.
In a media release issued afterwards, ANC Provincial Secretary Nocks Seabi stated that delegates to Sunday’s Special PGC agreed that Branch General Meetings (BGMs) to introduce the NGC discussion documents should be convened from Monday until month end. The BGMs are expected to be followed by Regional General Councils (RGCs), which will culminate into a PGC scheduled for 4 October 2015, for all reports from various regions of the ANC in Limpopo to be consolidated.
In the meantime the Progressive Professional Forum (PPF) in Limpopo has called on career people and student chapters in the province to give input on discussion documents before the NGC planned for next month. Comments were being awaited for inclusion in a submission during the national PPF workshop in Durban to be held next weekend, stated PPF Provincial Chairperson Abram Luruli in a media release following a workshop in Polokwane on Saturday that made for robust debate.
He further called on professionals from all sectors – including doctors, nurses, lawyers, businesspeople, consultants, persons in construction, lecturers, educators and politicians – to study the documents and give input so that the voices of professionals can be heard by the ANC.
The fourth NGC of the ANC is expected to create a platform for critical political engagement by participants made up of delegates representing branches and structures of the ruling party and, among others, related fraternal organisations, government representatives and business.
The documents focus on critical issues like a balance of forces, social transformation, economic transformation, education, health, science and technology, legislature and governance, communications and battle of ideas, international relations, peace and stability as well as rural development and land reform.
Story: YOLANDE NEL