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19 January 2018 19:51 (South Africa)

#ANCdecides2017: 54th National Conference Day 1 in pictures

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Photo: Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa share a light moment before the start of the conference. Photo: Daily Maverick
Photo: ANC President Jacob Zuma delivers his Political Report officially getting the 54th National Conference underway. Photo: Daily Maverick.

Op-Ed: ‘Our movement is at a crossroads’ – Jacob Zuma

By Jacob Zuma
Photo: Delegates sing and chant ahead of the start of the ANC elective conference on December 16, 2017. Photo: Leila Dougan/Daily Maverick

#ANCdecides2o17 – A Reflection: Battle of the songs

By Nkateko Mabasa
Photo: Presidential candidates Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa at the gala dinner on Friday night. Photo: Daily Maverick

#ANCdecides2017: Media kept penned as delegates caucus through the day

By Rebecca Davis

Letter to the Editor: We will decide our future, not the ANC

By Daily Maverick
File Photo: Students from Wits University demonstrate on campus during a fourth week of clashes with police forces during protests against the cost of higher education in Johannesburg,  10 October 2016. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Newsflash: President Zuma announces free higher education for poor students

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: The Nasrec Expo Centre  is the venue for the  ANC elective conference. Photo: Leila Dougan/Daily Maverick

#ANCdecides2017: Constitutional amendments, leadership elections and changes to be decided

By Marianne Merten
Photo: President Jacob Zuma takes his seat at the main table flanked by one of his wives, Thobeka and Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini. Photo: Daily Maverick

#ANCdecides2017: Zuma full of jokes, jibes and half-truths at ANC gala dinner

By Carien du Plessis
An ANC sign is displayed at the Nasrec Expo Centre. Photo: Daily Maverick.

#ANCDecides2017: Elective conference, day one as it happened

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma greets President Jacob Zuma at the ANC's Policy Conference in June 2017. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee

#ANCdecides2017: Court judgments put a spanner in the works of elective conference

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: MK National Council secretary general Thabang Makwetla addresses journalists ahead of the ANC elective conference. Photo: Leila Dougan Daily Maverick

#ANCdecides2017: MK vets appeal for ‘sick’ ANC’s conference to proceed calmly

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma in Rustenburg, 27 March 2017. (Richard Poplak)

#ANCdecides2017: Hamas is in the house

By Carien du Plessis

#ANCdecides2017: The Great Chakalaka Conundrum

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Minister Lindiwe Sisulu (left) and Mpumalanga premier David Mabuza (right)

#ANCdecides2017: Lindiwe Sisulu and David Mabuza to face off for No 2 position

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: ANC delegates at the party’s policy conference in June. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee

ANC Leadership Race: Delegates ready and eager for ‘cleansing’ conference

File Photo: ANC Free State leader Ace Magashule in Mangaung, 18 December 2012. (Greg Nicolson / Daily Maverick)

ANC Leadership Race: Cliffhanger as Free State branch delegate judgment due on Friday

By Greg Nicolson
Op-Ed: Choose life – or the ANC shall surely perish

Op-Ed: Choose life – or the ANC shall surely perish

By Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana
Photo: Protesters from the ruling African National Congress (ANC) dance and sing in support of South African president Jacob Zuma outside Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 08 August 2017. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

TRAINSPOTTER: A bout time – the ANC’s fight to the death is finally upon us

By Richard Poplak
Photo: Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma greets President Jacob Zuma as he makes his entrance onto the main stage before the start of the ANC’s 5th National Policy Conference at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg. Picture: IHSAAN HAFFEJEE

ANC Leadership Race: What happens if Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma wins?

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma attends the ANC's National Policy Conference in Johannesburg in June.   Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee

ANC Leadership Race: Dlamini Zuma gives evangelical speech ahead of 'festival of ideas'

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: Ghandi Square, Johannesburg (Francisco Azola via Flickr)

ANC Elective Conference: A spin-off, spill-over bonanza for Jozi businesses

Photo: Delegates at the ANC Policy conference in June 2017. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee

ANC Leadership Race: Seven survival tips for delegates to the conference

By Carien du Plessis

Letter to the Editor: The ANC is in a state of organisational emergency – Veterans

By Daily Maverick
Photo: ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks at the closing proceedings of the ANC’s national conference in Mangaung on Thursday, 20 December 2012. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

ANC Leadership Race: Cyril Ramaphosa – five years after his return, the prodigal son might finally get to be king

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Chris Hani, Oliver Tambo (Reuters)

Analysis: Morogoro conference – memorandums, wedge drivers and the saving of the ANC’s soul

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma during the G20 leaders’ retreat as part of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, 07 July 2017. EPA-EFE/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL/POOL

Analysis: President Zuma heads to ANC conference with bloodied nose amid damning court rulings

Photo: President Jacob Zuma and the candidates for president of the ANC, 23 November 2017. (Presidency SA)

ANC Leadership Race: Why court cases will probably not disrupt conference – and how the party plans to settle disputes

By Carien du Plessis
Original photo: A woman walks past a giant ruling party poster on the eve of the 53rd ANC conference that began in Mangaung on 16 December, 2012. Photo: EPA/Kim Ludbrook

ANC Leadership Race: Policy Explainer 1 – Factional proxy battles play out in proposals

By Marianne Merten
Photo: ANC Secretery-General Gwede Mantashe addresses the media at a briefing following calls for President Zuma to step down, in Johannesburg, South Africa, 05 April 2017. EPA/STR

Analysis: In the centre of the ANC’s gravity field – Gwede Mantashe

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Then Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba and President Jacob Zuma unveil E-Home Affairs at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa. 07/04/2016. Siyabulela Duda

ANC Leadership Race: Policy Explainer 2 – Forget the bling, viva serving the people, viva!

By Marianne Merten