17 May 2017
The SACP invites the media to cover a National Imbizo to be attended by alliance partners and a wide range of social formations representing different sectors committed to solving both the symptoms and root causes of the problems facing the South African society, overcoming both its secondary and primary challenges, developing our national democracy to its full potential towards complete freedom, social and economic emancipation. The National Imbizo will serve as a platform for participants to share their perspectives on what constitutes our country's problem statement, and on the way forward, encompassing the immediate, medium- and long-term strategic tasks behind which South Africa could consolidate the building of national unity and ensure the success of our national democratic transformation.
Logistical details are as follows:
Venue: Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre, 14 View Point Rd, Bartlett AH, Boksburg, 1456
Delegates' registration: Thursday, 18 May 2017 from 14h30.
Conference: Friday to Saturday, 19-20 May 2017
Conference starting times: 09h45 on Friday, 19 May 2017 and 08h30 on 20 May 2017
Media arrival and coverage: Friday and Saturday, 19 and 20 May 2017 from 08h30.
Representatives from the officials or national office bearers of Alliance partners, the South African Council of Churches and our continent will, among others address the meeting or make inputs or presentations.
SACP Central Committee and National Congress to consider the outcome of the National Imbizo as a consultative conference
The SACP will, following the conference, convene the 20th, that is the last ordinary session of its current Central Committee from 2-4 June 2017 in Johannesburg and the 14th Party Congress from 10-15 July 2017 in Tshwane. Further details regarding the media for both the Central Committee and the Party Congress will be communicated in due course. Both these two major gatherings of the SACP will consider the outcome of the National Imbizo.
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