On the 67th anniversary of the signing of the independence charter, Cyril Ramaphosa, president of the African National Congress, will speak at the 14th provincial conference of the ANC in the province of Gauteng.
Panyaza Lesufi, the current Deputy Provincial Chair, is running against Lebogang Maile, the current Provincial Chair.
The winner of this competition will likely be announced just before the ANC president gives his presentation to the convention.
On the final day of the conference, which will be held on Sunday, ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa will join participants in the spotlight.
The approval of reports and the election of provincial leaders and new members have both been delayed due to a number of setbacks experienced by the conference.
However, Ramaphosa's speech to the delegates is not likely to be affected by the delays.
Saturday night, ANC National Spokesperson Pule Mabe told reporters that the party would pause its activities so that Ramaphosa could deliver a speech before he departs for a business trip to Germany on Sunday.
"The Freedom Charter Lecture, which will be given by the President, has traditionally been scheduled for the final day of the conference. It's not the first time the ANC has had to extend the time to deal with the business of the conference; he'll come to do that, and then we'll wrap things up ".
The freedom charter, which paved the way for democracy in South Africa, is expected to be a central theme of Ramaphosa's speech.
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