African National Congress (ANC) ANC to host socialist conference: This year’s theme is: “For a new internationalism and a new culture of solidarity”.

ANC to host socialist conference

Wednesday 29 August 2012 17:08

SAPA

The ANC says it is happy to host the first Socialist International Congress in South Africa. “The ANC correctly became part of the progressive forces that fought against colonialism, racism, poverty, patriarchy and other social ills,” secretary-general Gwede Mantashe said in a statement.

“Hence, the ANC is a member of the Socialist International because we believe that it is one of the formations to pursue the ideals that the ANC stands for,” he said.

The XXIV Socialist International Congress will start in Cape Town tomorrow.

African National Congress Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe will give the welcoming speech and President Jacob Zuma will address the event on Friday.

The congress takes place every four years and is attended by government leaders and Socialist International member parties. This year’s theme is: “For a new internationalism and a new culture of solidarity”.

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