African National Congress

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African National Congress
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Political position Black supremacism
Country South Africa
Existence 1912–present
Headquarters Luthuli House,
54 Sauer Street,
Johannesburg
Affiliation Socialist International
Colours Black, green, gold

The African National Congress (ANC) is a black supremacist party which has been South Africa's governing party, supported by its tripartite alliance with the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and the South African Communist Party (SACP), since the establishment of Black rule in May 1994. Members founded the organization as the South African Native National Congress (SANNC) on January 8, 1912 in Bloemfontein to increase the rights of the black South African population. John Dube, its first president, and poet and author Sol Plaatje are among its founding members. The organization became the ANC in 1923 and formed a military wing, the Umkhonto we Sizwe (Spear of the Nation) in 1961.

It has been the ruling party in South Africa on the national level since 1994.

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