Politics/26 July 2023,19:45pm/ Mpho Mokoena
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By Mpho Mokoena: The African National Congress (ANC) Free State Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) has concluded a successful political induction programme. The two-day event, held on 24 – 25 July 2023, was aimed at instilling the newly elected members with a profound understanding of the party’s history, values, and principles.
In accordance with the ANC’s unity and renewal agenda, the programme was conducted by the National Executive Committee’s (NEC) Political Education Committee. It encompassed a wide array of political education aspects, with in-depth presentations on vital topics like ANC’s history, key milestones in South Africa’s freedom struggle, Africa and South Africa’s role in human history, and the evolution of ANC’s strategy and tactics.
The main goal of the programme, as stated by sources cited in a media statement, was to ensure that all new leaders are equipped with the necessary knowledge and insight to effectively drive the ANC’s mission of socio-economic transformation. This was achieved by delving into the party’s past, providing attendees with a valuable understanding of the historical context that continues to shape the ANC’s present and future.
The importance of the political induction programme cannot be overemphasized. It signifies a strategic move by the ANC to foster a robust organizational culture and a united leadership at the provincial level. By acquainting leaders with ANC’s guiding principles and its historical legacy, the party aims to promote a shared sense of purpose and ideology among its members.
The successful completion of this training programme bolsters the ANC’s determination to implement a comprehensive socio-economic transformation programme. Equipped with a solid understanding, the newly inducted leaders are ready to lead with foresight, insight, and unwavering commitment to secure a more equitable and prosperous future for all South Africans.
The ANC Free State PEC expressed gratitude for the NEC Political Education Committee’s efforts in providing essential knowledge. The committee eagerly anticipates applying their newfound knowledge in practice. With newly equipped leaders, the ANC Free State PEC says is prepared to exemplify the ANC’s values and catalyze positive change within the province, contributing to the ANC’s broader national transformation project.
The political induction programme has underscored the ANC’s commitment to unity, renewal, and effective leadership. Attendees of the ANC Free State PEC induction now possess a more profound understanding of the ANC’s rich history, strategic evolution, and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
As the ANC continues its enduring fight for a more just, equitable, and inclusive society, these newly inducted leaders are seem to be ready to carry the torch of freedom, poised to make their lasting impact on the path towards long-lasting societal change.