ANC Tracker

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Broken promises: 3
In the works promises: 4
Kept promises: 1
Not yet assessed promises: 1
Stalled promises: 2
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  • In the works
  • Kept

The African National Congress (ANC) has been in power since 1994. In 2019, it faces South African voters for the sixth time. But what is the status of promises it has made to voters in the last 10 years?

We will open two new universities to students in the next five years

Progress

KeptKept

When made: January 2014 Where made: Party manifesto There is little doubt higher education is right up there on the South African national agenda, given the country’s history. This claim is contained in the ANC’s 2014 manifesto, and it is one the party can chalk off its to-do list. As at October 2013, there were… Read more »

In the next five years the ANC will massively expand public works programmes to create six million work opportunities

Progress

In the worksIn the works

When made: 2014 Where made: Party manifesto Data from the Expanded Public Works Programme shows that between the 2014/2015 financial year to 30 September 2017 (the latest data provided by the department of public works) some 3.2 million work opportunities have been created. 2.4 million work opportunities will need to be created before the next… Read more »

Ensure that all schools and health facilities have access to basic infrastructure such as water and electricity by 2014

Progress

BrokenBroken

When made: 2009 Where made: Party manifesto A May 2011 report by the department of basic education found thousands of public schools did not have key facilities. Under its Accelerated Schools Infrastructure Delivery Initiative programme started in 2011, the ANC provides key infrastructure such as water and electricity to schools. In its 2015/2016 annual plan,… Read more »

A further 1.3 million homes will be installed with solar water heaters, bringing the total to 1.75 million homes, covering more than 7 million South Africans

Progress

StalledStalled

When made: 2014 Where made: Party manifesto This promise suggests that the country had 450,000 solar water heaters as at 2014. (The department of energy, however, reported that at the end of the 2014/2015 financial year, a total of 412,959 solar water heater units had been installed.) In June 2009, the department of energy had in… Read more »

In the next five years we will eliminate the backlog of title deeds

Progress

In the worksIn the works

When made: 2014 Where made: Party manifesto This promise refers to title deeds from before and after 1994. The ANC hopes to have a clean slate by 2019. In an August 2016 answer to parliament, the department of human settlements said the pre-1994 stock was 83,628 title deeds, which it hoped to clear by 2017.… Read more »