National Conference of the African National Congress
The National Congress of the African National Congress is a party congress that is held every five years. It is the organization that elects new, or re-elects incumbent members to the National Executive Committee, the highest decision-making body within the party.
Prior to the banning of the ANC by the South African government in 1960, the National Congresses were held annually. Following the banning, the ANC held a number of National Consultative Conferences abroad. When the ANC was unbanned, it held its first national conference in 32 years in Durban (1991); from 1991 to 1997, the conferences were held every three years. At the 1997 conference in Mafikeng, future conferences would be held every five years.
List of venues
- 38th conference (1949), held in Bloemfontein
- 42nd conference (1953), held in Queenstown, Eastern Cape
- 45th conference (1957), held in Orlando
- 1st consultative conference (1969), held in Morogo, Tanzania
- 2nd consultative conference (1985), held in Kabwe, Zambia
- 3rd consultative conference (1990), held in Johannesburg
- 49th conference (1994), held in Bloemfontein.
- 50th conference (1997), held in Mafikeng.
- 51st conference (2002), held in Stellenbosch.
- 52nd conference (2007), held in Polokwane.
- 53rd conference (2012), held in Bloemfontein.