South Africa's African National Congress (ANC) is a social-democratic political party. It has remained in power since the first free and fair elections in 1994, when lawyer, activist, and former political prisoner Nelson Mandela was elected, and has been re-elected at every election since, though with a smaller majority each time since 2004. The incumbent President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, has led the African National Congress (ANC) since December 18, 2017.
The South African Native National Congress (SANNC) was founded on 8 January 1912 in Bloemfontein by John Langalibalele Dube with the primary purpose of uniting all Africans as one nation and defending their rights and liberties. This included granting black and mixed-race South Africans full voting rights and ending the apartheid regime established by the National Party government following its election victory in 1948.
The ANC has been dealing with serious money mismanagement issues since at least 2017. The ANC was technically insolvent, according to a report issued by former treasurer-general Zweli Mkhize in December 2017, because its liabilities outweighed its assets. These issues persisted until 2021's second half. The ANC was said to have acquired a debt of over R200 million by September 2021, including over R100 million due to the South African Revenue Service.
The ANC began failing to pay monthly staff salaries on time in May 2021. Workers planned a strike in late August 2021 after being without pay for three months in a row. The ANC responded by launching a crowdsourcing drive to gather funds for staff salaries.
Now that the parties are campaigning for the local municipal elections coming up in November, different political parties are promising South Africans different changes again for votes. Fikile Mbalula went to share what it was the ANC would do if people voted for them, and his tweets left many reactions.
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