The ANC is looking to bring in new blood and young women to occupy posts in both provincial and national legislatures after the 2019 election. Ahead of an election, registered political parties contesting the polls must submit lists of their candidates to the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC). According to the IEC timetable for the 2019 election, political parties have to submit their candidate lists between March and April 2019, when it will also draw up the ballot paper for the poll. But before the ANC does this, it has to hold provincial and national list conferences where the party makes a decision on who will represent it. A national list committee is appointed by the national executive committee which, according to the ANC’s constitution, is responsible for drawing up regulations and procedures to be used in the selection of these candidates. Criteria for candidate selection includes being an ANC member in “good standing”, having experience, education or skills to make a valid ...

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