As children of the MOST HIGH GOD ~ EL-ELYON, you will see from the article
below that on the 6th, 7th and 8th January 2012. The ANC is planning on
kick starting their year long centenary celebration.
While our country is about to be dedicated to ancestry spirits on the 6th
January 2011 which is exactly 37 days away , I would like to ask every Child
of God to begin to mobilize prayer in your church or place of worship.
We must stand united at this time!!
You could either begin with one of two options:-
1) Prayer and fasting for the week of the 2nd January 2012 – 6th JanuarY
2012 and especially focus your prayers with a prayer vigil on the evening
of the 6th January 2012 in your church, homecell, prayer group or place
2) You can pray and fast for the 5th and 6th January 2011. Have prayer
meetings at your churches and let us stand together crying out to the
God of Israel to speak confusion into the enemies plan. South Africa will
remain a nation dedicated to God.
Please forward this email so that we can obtain nationwide prayer
... if you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all
Isaiah 7: 9
The African National Congress (ANC) has embarked on extensive preparations
in the past two years for the centenary celebrations. The celebrations are to
mark the 100 years of selfless struggle by the people of South Africa under
the leadership of the ANC in its pursuit for freedom, democracy and unity
of all South Africans towards an order of entrenched.
We are now, as of today, 60 days away from the anticipated January 08
celebration to commemorate the birth of the oldest and surviving liberation
movement in the continent and African diaspora.
The year-long ANC centenary celebrations, will be kick-started at the founding
place of the ANC 100 years ago in Waaihoek, Mangaung, in the Free State
Province. The weekend long activites will be spread from Friday. 6 to Sunday,
8 January 2012.
On the 6th January there will be a golf day event that will be hosted at two
golf courses. It will culminate a prize giving by some of the ANC leaders.
On the evening of the 6th January 2012, the ANC will then host an interfaith
night vigil to invoke the spirits of all our founding fathers and mothers of our
movement. This very important event will be attended by Kings, Chiefs and
Traditional Leaders and healers will also include the leaders of the African
National Congress and our allied partners.
On the day of the 7th January 2012, there will be intercultural celebrations,
showcasing the abundance and diversity of our proud South African national
cultures. This activity, which will be staged for over a 6-hour period, will be
held at the Mangaung Rocklands outdoor Sports complex.
The evening of the 7th January 2012 will be dedicated to a Presidential
centennial gala dinner at the Free State's Vista University. This gala dinner,
hosted by our President Jacob Zuma. In attendance of this dinner will also
be leadership of the ANC, Alliance partners, Leagues, traditional healers,
our stalwarts and veterans. A limited number of our international guests
will attend the dinner.
The main celebration of the 100 years of the ANC will be held on January
08 2012 at the Mangaung Rugby stadium. Overflow venues will be fitted
with screens at the Cricket Oval stadium, Lochlogan grounds (Macufe
venue) and Athletic stadium. We expect over 120 000 people to fill up
all the venues for the main 100 years celebration activities from the
afternoon to the evening of the 8th. As usual the highlight will be President
Cde. Jacob Zuma's delivery of the NEC Centenary statement.
An ANC musical special stage production will end the days programme and
bring closure to the start of ANC's year-long centennial celebrations.
The year-long celebrations will take place throughout the year 2012 with
monthly events that will be spread in all Provinces. Various Presidents
General and Presidents of the ANC, the collectives that led the ANC as
well as the issues of the times will be highlighted in these lectures and the
debates that they will generate.
The month of January will be celebrated in the Free State Province and will
focus on the legacy of the first President of the ANC, uBaba uLangalibalele
John Dube (Mafukuzela) who presided over the ANC from 1912-1917.
President General Dube and the collective that served with him will be
celebrated and remembered under the theme "100 years of Selfless
The month of February 2012 will celebrate the life of President General
Sefako Mapogo Makgatho and the collective that led the ANC with him
from 1917 - 1924. The life and times of President Makgatho will be
celebrated under the theme "From Colonialism to Democratic Dispensation".
The celebration will be in Western Cape province
The month of March 2012 will celebrate the life of President General Zacharias
R. Mahabane who led the ANC from 1924 - 1927, and was re-elected again
in 1936 - 1940. The theme to remember Mahabane and his collective will be
"All shall have equal rights". Celebrations will take place in Mpumalanga.
The month of April 2012 will honour the President General of the ANC, Cde
Josiah Tshangana Gumede who served as the President of the ANC from
1927 - 1930. The celebration will be under the theme "The people shall
govern", which is our national month to mark the first democratic elections
in South Africa. Celebrations will take place in Kwa Zulu-Natal.
The month of May 2012 will honour the legacy of Pixley KaIsaka Seme as
the President General of the ANC from 1930 - 1936. His legacy will be
celebrated under the theme "Workers and the struggle for liberation.
" Celebrations will take place in Eastern Cape.
The month of June 2012 will pay tribute to the Presidency of Albert
Bitini Xuma who was the President General of the ANC from 1940 -
1949. It will be celebrated under the theme "The doors of learning
and culture shall be opened." Celebrations will take place in Gauteng.
The month of July 2012 will pay tribute to the President of the ANC Nelson
Rholihlahla Mandela. He led the collective leadership of the ANC as President
from period 1991-1997. This living world-renowned icon will be celebrated
under the theme "Building a caring nation". Celebrations will take place in
The month of August will remember ANC President General James Sebe
Moroka who served the ANC for the period 1949 - 1952. His contribution
will be acknowledged under the theme "Women and the struggle for
liberation". Celebrations will take place in North West.
The month of September 2012 will acknowledge President General Chief
Albert Luthuli. He served the movement from 1952 - 1967. He will be
acknowledged under the theme "African Heritage and Art". Celebrations
will take place in Northern Cape.
The month of October 2012 will pay homage to President Oliver Tambo.
Tambo served the movement for a record breaking period since 1967 -
1991. He will be saluted for his unprecedented dedicated leadership under
the theme "International Solidarity". Having been entrusted by the ANC
with the complex challenge to open up its external mission, he set off into
the world and mobilised it to support our people's struggle. Celebrations
will take place in all provinces, with a focus in Gauteng.
The month of November 2012 will pay respect to President Thabo Mbeki
who served the movement from 1997 - 2007. He will be remembered
under the theme "Let a 100 flowers blossom." Celebrations will take place
in all provinces, with a focus in `Western Cape.
The month of December 2012 will honour our current President Jacob
Zuma. He started serving the movement since 2007 and is still the president
of the ANC and people of South Africa. Zuma will be saluted under the
theme "Peace, freedom and security." Celebrations will take place in all
provinces, with a focus in Free State.
A lot has been done in the past two years to prepare ourselves for the
celebration of our 100 years. A National Centenary Task Team (NCTT)
was formed whilst in all the Provinces and Regions, Provincial Centenary
Task Teams and Regional Centenary Task Teams were established.
In these structures that are seized with the preparatory work for the year
long celebrations as well as the mobilizations of all South Africans. People
in the continent, as well as people in the world over will also be part of our
100 years anniversary activities. We have also commissioned work on the
writing of the history of the ANC by Comrade Marc Maharaj and Comrade
Pallo Jordan. We expect the book to be ready for publication before the
end of the centennial year.
We are proud to pronounce that a lot of work has been put into this by
our Provincial structures such that the Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga, Free
State and North West have already launched their 2012 ANC centennial
celebrations chapters. The remaining provinces of Gauteng, Northern and
Western Cape as well as Limpopo will launch their chapters next month.
At the international level we have already addressed the Heads of States
of the African Union through our President in January 2011. We are also
proud to have been given an opportunity by the United Nations to
address them on our Centenary, the occasion in which the Secretary
General of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon, proudly declared that "The
ANC is more than a political party. It is a movement-and a tangible
expression of a vision. The commitment and sacrifice of its members
led to the emancipation of a nation from
a racist colonial rule. This has always been the movement's strength and it
is this vision that the world looks to now. The struggle for freedom, justice,
human rights and against racism is a global battle. I see the ANC in the
vanguard. Not just in South Africa but throughout the continent and the
We have undertaken visits to many countries including Germany, Russia
as well as the United States of America to mobilize our friends and allies
who were also part of the International anti-apartheid movement. Apart
from welcoming centenary coordinating structures in those countries as
well as the support that those coordinating structures will give to the
ANC, we will also use the opportunity to thank the International community
for the support it has given to the people of South Africa and the ANC.
As part of our programme in 2012 we will host an International Solidarity
Conference where former anti-apartheid organisations and individuals
throughout the world will converge on our soil to craft a way forward.
We are also aware that at an ANC-led government level, our country will
in May 2012 host a conference to be attended by the African Diaspora.
We are proud that this event will take place when we celebrate our 100
As we celebrate the centenary of the ANC we want the broad society of
South Africa o join in and be part of the celebrations because the legacy
of the ANC is the legacy of the people of South Africa!
Let us intensify our commitment and resolve of ‘Unity in Diversity'. A
South African nation will be born if we are all committed to this founding
value of our people who were the true midwives of the ANC and the
freedom it led us into.
ANC National Chairperson
African National Congress
Chief Albert Luthuli House
54 Sauer Street
08 November 2011
Keith Khoza 082 823 967