The party’s href=”http://www.anc.org.za/ancdocs/history/conf/conference52/resolutions-f.html” target=_blank mce_href=”http://www.anc.org.za/ancdocs/history/conf/conference52/resolutions-f.html”Polokwane resolutions include a decision to “establish its own platforms for the production and distribution of information within and outside the organisation”.
Steyn Speed, the party’s communications coordinator, says no time frame for the establishment of the newspaper has been determined.
The paper will primarily be concerned with “communicating the ANC’s programme and current events, nationally and internationally,” to ANC members and the public at large, he says.
Details, including how it will be funded, if it will be a paid-for product, and what it will be called, are not yet known.
According to Speed, the NEC’s communications subcommittee has been tasked with setting up a proposal.
The decision endorsed by the NEC also mentions the development of other ANC media platforms. This could refer to the ANC website or “any other” platform for communicating directly with its members, Speed says.
According to a release, the NEC meeting “expressed concern at the quality and bias of media coverage of the ANC’s leaders and activities” Ã¢Â€Â“ particularly with reference to reporting on NEC meetings.
The NEC denies “any call” for President Thabo Mbeki to “come clean on any aspect of the arms deal”, it says in response to href=”http://www.thetimes.co.za/PrintEdition/Article.aspx?id=727899″ target=_blank mce_href=”http://www.thetimes.co.za/PrintEdition/Article.aspx?id=727899″a Sunday Times report on the matter.