President Cyril Ramaphosa launched the ANC political school, named after struggle stalwart Oliver Reginald Tambo, in April 2019. The school has now formally been named as the OR Tambo School of Leadership. All the ANC political school online courses will be rebranded with the OR Tambo School’s branding including certificates. Please note this does not have an impact on the course content.


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 The ANC Political School Module 1:

History of South Africa from pre-colonial times to 1912 and the history of the ANC from 1912 to 1994

Welcome to the ANC Political School online training. The Political School’s first online training course will consist of six modules. The first module you will do covers the history of South Africa from pre-colonial times until 1912, and the history of the ANC from 1912 until 1994.
The other modules you will cover are:
• Building the organisation
• Governance and policy
• Economics and development
• Strategy and tactics of the ANC
• Ideology and tools of analysis
The ANC Political Education and Training Unit will keep a data base of all students who have registered and completed modules. You will get a certificate of completion for each module if you get at least 60%. New modules will be added to the political school site when they are developed. We will notify all registered students of new modules.

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