ANC Tracker

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Broken promises: 5
In the works promises: 3
Kept promises: 1
Stalled promises: 1
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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

Kept

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 »

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

Progress

Broken

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 »

An additional 1.6 million homes will be connected to the electricity grid over the next 5 years

Progress

In the works

When made: 2014 Where made: Party manifesto In 2014 – when the ANC made this promise – close to 12.8 million households had access to mains electricity, according to Stats SA’s General Household Survey. This increased by 876,000 households to 13.7 million in 2017 (the latest available data). The energy department said 1,164,758 homes were connected to the… 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

Broken

When made: 2014 Where made: Party manifesto The ANC’s 2014 election manifesto contained an impressive promise: “[In the next five years] 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.” This promise suggested that the government had installed 450,000 solar water heaters… Read more »

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

Progress

Broken

When made: 2014 Where made: Party manifesto In 2014, the title deed backlog was estimated to be between 900,000 and 1.5 million. This was updated to 818,057 in the department of human settlements’ revised strategic plan for 2015 to 2020. The backlog consisted of 83,628 title deeds from before 1994 and 734,429 post-1994 title deeds. Dr Mark Napier, principal researcher… Read more »