“We are not anticipating major problems,” Ntuli said on Thursday.
The conference, initially scheduled to sit on July 15 and 17, was delayed by one week because the province wanted to accommodate more branches to participate and ensure branches that were directed to rerun their branch general meetings (BGMs) had enough time to do so.
“We did not want a situation that by the time the conference sits, we are contaminated by complaints or disputes emanating from branches saying they were not considered or given enough time,” said Ntuli.
Three branches have taken their matters to the party's national disputes resolution committee, but Ntuli said whatever happens with those branches is immaterial to the composition of the conference.
“We expect the registration to be very seamless tomorrow. In all 11 regions where registration has taken place, we have not been made aware of major challenges or disputes,” he said.
“We are the biggest province in the ANC in terms of its membership. They are all in good standing and are bringing delegates to the conference. The only structures which are not in good standing regarding their terms of office are the three leagues of the ANC, namely the Youth League, the Women’s League and the Veterans League.
“We are expecting 1,617 voting delegates to come to the provincial conference, which is a combination of branch delegates and delegates representing the leagues of the ANC, the provincial executive committee (PEC) and representatives of the regional executive committee.”