The 6th AGM of the APF
Monday 17 May 2010 by Dale
Sunday 16th May 2010
10 YEARS YOUNG!
THE 6th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE ANTI-PRIVATISATION FORUM
In the 10th anniversary year of its existence, the Anti Privatisation Forum held its sixth Annual General Meeting (AGM) on the 24th and 25th April 2010 in Johannesburg. Over 225 delegates from all of the APF’s 30+ community affiliates from the Johannesburg, the Vaal, East Rand and Tshwane regions, the APF’s two political group affiliates, as well as individual activists and representatives from several APF allies, attended the two-day event.
At the AGM, a comprehensive ‘Political and Organisational’ Report was presented and discussed. The Report outlined the changes and challenges of recent political developments, detailed the numerous organisational, political and mobilisational activities undertaken by the APF and its community affiliates over the last year and identified the key problems and challenges confronting the APF. Additionally, a comprehensive financial report (alongside the APF’s independent financial audits) was presented and discussed. Lastly, elections were held for new APF Office Bearers.
Consolidation, unity and new challenges formed the basic themes for this AGM – this in the context of an ongoing and difficult political, organisational and financial period for social movements in general. The AGM saw spirited debate and engagement of the various realities and challenges facing the organisation, underlined by a renewed commitment to resisting the politics of despair and opportunism, consolidating gains made, building new layers of leadership and expanding the reach and voice of the APF and its community affiliates.
The new office bearers elected at the AGM of the APF are:
Chairperson: Mammy Tladi
Deputy Chairperson: Freeman Lukhele
Secretary: Vusi Nyokane
Deputy Secretary: Kgothatso Moola
Treasurer: Themba Sompane
Projects &Campaigns Co-ordinator: Phineas Malepela
FORWARD IN UNITY AND STRENGTH!