The ANC’s original cadre deployment strategy of 1998


03 July 2022

Document was intended to provide broad guidelines for deployment, was adopted at same time as committee established


1 December 1998

The ANC National Working Committee met on 30 November 1998 at Albert Luthuli House, 51 Plein Street Johannesburg.


The NWC discussed and adopted a document on the ANC deployment strategy. The deployment strategy will provide broad guidelines for deployment of ANC cadres to all areas which the movement regards as crucial for the transformation project. The deployment strategy will ensure that the movement deploys its cadres in accordance with their knowledge, skills, abilities and experience.

A deployment committee headed by ANC deputy president Jacob Zuma has been established and will advice the National Executive Committee on all matters of deployment.


[Other members were Nkosazana Zuma (NWC), Zola Skweyiya (NWC), Mbhazima Shilowa (head of Cosatu), Blade Nzimande (head of SACP), Thenjiwe Mthintso (ANC DSG), Max Sisulu and Mendi Msimang (ANC TG.) – PW]

The NWC received notices from Mac Maharaj, Joe Modise and Sibusiso Bhengu and Dave Darling indicating that they will not be available to serve as Member of Parliament after the 1999 election. All have indicated that they will continue to serve the ANC in their other capacities and have further indicated that they will accept other deployments. Future deployment for these comrades will be made on the advice of the ANC deployment committee.


By Secretary General – Kgalema Motlanthe