The conference has been postponed due to a number of disputes that were lodged
THE ANC regional conference that was supposed to take place this weekend has been moved to May 7 to 9.
ANC Frances Baard regional spokesperson Tshepo Louw said on Monday that the regional conference has been postponed due to a number of disputes that have been lodged.
“All outstanding issues need to be concluded in a fair and transparent manner before the regional conference. The region received a number of disputes, ranging from membership queries to procedural conducting of BBGMs (bi-annual branch general meetings) as per the guidelines. A regional dispute committee was appointed to address the disputes. BBGMs will be re-run from April 24 to 30,” said Louw.
He stated that 44 branches had convened for both the regional and provincial conference.
“The BBGM was expected to nominate and elect delegates for the regional and provincial conference. There are two outstanding branches that failed to reach a quorum as prescribed in the guidelines.
“The region can confirm that 70 precent of branches have qualified, so we need to reach the 90 percent mark as prescribed in the constitution. This is because of conference logistics and other challenges confronting the region.”
Louw called on members to be patient and to allow due processes to unfold.
“We need to instil unity and cohesion in the movement by becoming honest and accountable to our membership and the masses,” he said.