TIMELINE: How the ANC conference will unfold


The ANC is expected to announce Jacob Zuma's successor on Sunday.

JOHANNESBURG – The African National Congress (ANC) will elect new leaders during its elective conference in Johannesburg starting Saturday.

Here’s how the first few days of the conference is expected to unfold:

Friday, 15 December 2017:

  • Delegates, guests and observers register for the conference

Saturday, 16 December 2017:

  • An interfaith prayer service and the singing of the national anthem will kick off proceedings
  • The ANC’s national chairperson and National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete will begin directing the programme
  • ANC President Jacob Zuma publically delivers his political report
  • A closed session takes place after Zuma address
  • Deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte likely to deliver contentious ‘credentials report’
  • Conference to reach agreement on credentials of delegates before conference programme is adopted
  • Lunch break
  • Session on constitutional amendments
  • Nominations publically open for the election of ANC president with voting continuing throughout the conference
  • ANC secretary general, Gwede Mantashe to deliver ‘organisation report’
  • Treasurer-general, Zweli Mkhize to read financial report to delegates

Sunday, 17 December 2017:

  • Session starts with a closed session with messages of support
  • ‘Strategy and tactics’ document to be discussed
  • Minister Fikile Mbalula to present organisational renewal document
  • Lunch break
  • 13 breakaway commissions kick off to tackle both themes mentioned above, namely strategy and organisational renewal
  • Announcement of new ANC president, deputy president, national chairperson, secretary-general, deputy secretary-general and treasurer general by around 9pm


ANC elective conference 2017 programme by eNCA.com on Scribd

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