National Executive Committee

Powers of the National Executive Committee

The National Executive Committee is the highest organ of the ANC between National Conferences and has the authority to lead the organisation, subject to the provisions of this Constitution.

Without prejudice to the generality of its powers, the NEC shall:

Carry out the decisions and instructions of the National Conference and the National General Council.

Issue and send directives and in-structions to and receive reports from the provinces.

Supervise and direct the work of the ANC and all its organs, including national, provincial and local government caucuses.

Ensure that the provincial, regional and branch structures of the ANC function democratically and effectively. The NEC may suspend or dissolve a PEC where necessary. A suspension of a PEC shall not exceed a period of three months. Elections for a PEC, which has been dissolved, shall be called within nine months from dissolution. The National Executive Committee may appoint an interim structure during the period of suspension or the dissolution of the PEC to fulfill the functions of the PEC.

Oversee the work of the Veterans League, Women`s League and the Youth League.

Establish departments and set up committees, as it considers appropriate.

Manage and control all the national and international property and assets of the ANC.

Receive reports, supervise the work of, and delegate such functions to the NWC, as it considers necessary.

Issue documents and other policy directives as and when it deems fit.

Confer such honors, as it may deem appropriate.

Appoint annually a National List Com-mittee of not fewer than five and not more than nine persons for the selection and adoption of candidates for the national Parliament. The NEC shall draw up regulations for the procedures to be followed in such a selection. The National List Committee shall report to the NEC prior to the implementation of its recommendations. Provincial structures for the adoption of candidates shall report to the National List Committee.

The NEC may convene a Policy Conference, as a recommendation-making body on any matter of policy, whenever it deems necessary, but the NEC must convene a National Policy Conference at least six (6) months before the National Conference to review policies of the ANC and to recommend any new or to amend any present policy for consideration by the National Conference.

Composition of the NEC

The National Executive Committee, as a whole, shall not consist of less than fifty percent (50%) of women. The NEC, except where otherwise stipulated, shall be elected by secret ballot by the National Conference and shall hold office for five years and shall be constituted as follows:

The President, Deputy President, National Chairperson, the Secretary General, Deputy Secretary General and the Treasurer General who will be elected separately by the National Conference.

Eighty (80) additional members of the NEC.

The Chairperson and the Secretary of each elected ANC Provincial Executive Committee who shall be ex-officio members of the NEC.

The President and Secretary General of the ANC Women`s League who shall be ex-officio members of the NEC.

The President and Secretary General of the ANC Youth League who shall be ex-officio members of the NEC.

The President and Secretary General of the ANC Veterans League who shall be ex-officio members of the NEC.

The NEC may co-opt not more than five (5) additional members at any time during its term of office in order to provide for a balanced representation that reflects the true character of the South African people.

Should a vacancy occur on the NEC for any reason, the NEC shall have the power to fill the vacancy by appointing a replacement.

The quorum for meetings of the NEC shall be 50%+1 of its total membership.

A person must be a paid-up member of the ANC for at least five years before she or he can be nominated to the National Executive Committee of the ANC.

The current National Executive Committee as elected at the 55th National Conference in December 2022 is:


  1. President – Cyril Ramaphosa
  2. Deputy President – Paul Mashatile
  3. Chairperson – Gwede Mantashe
  4. Secretary-General – Fikile Mbalula
  5. 1st Deputy Secretary-General – Nomvula Mokonyane
  6. 2nd Deputy Secretary-General – Maropene Ramokgopa
  7. Treasurer-General – Gwen Ramokgopa

Additional Members

  1. Sihle Zikalala
  2. Mduduzi Manana
  3. Ronald Lamola
  4. Mdumiseni Ntuli
  5. Bheki Cele
  6. Senzo Mchunu
  7. Malusi Gigaba
  8. Pule Mabe
  9. Zizi Kodwa
  10. David Makhura
  11. Andile Lungisa
  12. Mmamoloko Kubayi
  13. Tina Joemat-Pettersson
  14. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams
  15. Thembi Nkadimeng
  16. Zweli Mkhize
  17. Soviet Lekganyane
  18. Febe Potgieter
  19. Enoch Godongwana
  20. Sibongile Besani
  21. Pinky Kekana
  22. Buti Manamela
  23. David Mahlobo
  24. Cassel Mathale
  25. Pemmy Majodina
  26. Lindiwe Zulu
  27. Aaron Motsoaledi
  28. Khusela Diko
  29. Bathabile Dlamini
  30. Phumulo Masualle
  31. Mzwandile Masina
  32. Thandi Modise
  33. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
  34. Mondli Gungubele
  35. Thoko Didiza
  36. Parks Tau
  37. Obed Bapela
  38. Supra Mahumapelo
  39. Joe Maswanganyi
  40. Tandi Mahambehlala
  41. David Masondo
  42. Babalo Madikizela
  43. Noxolo Kiviet
  44. Njabulo Nzuza
  45. Dickson Masemola
  46. Nobuhle Nkabane
  47. Peggy Nkonyeni
  48. Barbara Creecy
  49. Kgosientso Ramokgopa
  50. Khumbudzo Ntshavheni
  51. Joe Phaahla
  52. Lindiwe Sisulu
  53. Polly Boshielo
  54. Zuko Godlimpi
  55. Nonceba Mhlauli
  56. Thabang Makwetla
  57. Nkenke Kekana
  58. Donald Selamolela
  59. Cyril Xaba
  60. Sindisiwe Chikunga
  61. Dakota Legoete
  62. Benjani Chauke
  63. Lindiwe Ntshalintshali
  64. Lungi Gcabashe
  65. Nocawe Mafu
  66. Ronalda Nalumango
  67. Dina Pule
  68. Joy Maimela
  69. Angie Motshekga
  70. Mahlengi Bhengu
  71. Pam Tshwete
  72. Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba
  73. Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane
  74. Nomakhosazana Meth
  75. Faith Muthambi
  76. Rosemary Capa
  77. Sisisi Tolashe
  78. Reginah Mhaule
  79. Violet Siwela
  80. Thandi Moraka
  81. Mapaseka “Steve” Letsike
  82. Gerhard Koornhof
  83. Fawzia Peer
  84. Alvin Botes
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