Progressive ANC Voters Network

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The Progressive ANC Voters Network (PAVN) is a sub-party voting bloc organization that was formed by AIDS activist Zackie Achmat and other card-carrying members of the African National Congress on March 28, 2007. It is meant to push for greater representation and furtherance of progressivist ideals within the party.

Criticism[edit]

The creation of the network was initially criticized by leaders of the ANC[1] and the South African Communist Party.[2][3] However, the network's invitation to the President and NEC of the ANC[4] received a reply from the office of then-Secretary-General Kgalema Motlanthe (later ANC Deputy President and then President of South Africa) which indicated his support for the organization.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 'Progressive thinkers' to get public talking, by Linda Daniels, IOL
  2. ^ Political turf war erupts within the ANC, by Linda Daniels, IOL
  3. ^ Will the real ANC please stand up?, by insidepolitics.co.za
  4. ^ letter to Mbeki and NEC
  5. ^ letter from the Office of the Secretary General

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