Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on March 30, 2011
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On 8 January 2012 the African National Congress (ANC) will be celebrating its centenary. As part of the uKhongolose: ANC and South Africa’s Struggle for Freedom feature, SAHO will be updating the presidential profiles of all the ANC presidents since its formation in 1912. Updated biographies will be highlighted each month during 2012.

Below is a list of all ANC office bearers since its founding in 1912 with each name linked to a biography.

This list is a work in progress, any omissions are unintentional. Please click on the contribute icon on this page if you would like to add a name or biography.

ANC Presidents from 1912 - present President Period John Langalibalele Dube 1912 - 1917 Sefako Mapogo Makgatho 1917 - 1924 Zaccheus Richard Mahabane 1924 - 1927 Josiah Gumede 1927 - 1930 Pixley ka Isaka Seme 1930 - 1936 Zaccheus Richard Mahabane 1937 - 1940 Dr. Alfred Bitini Xuma 1940 - 1949 James Moroka 1949 - 1952 Albert Luthuli 1952 - 1967 Oliver Tambo 1967 - 1991 Nelson Mandela 1991 - 1997 Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki 1997 - 2007 Jacob Zuma 2007–present


ANC Deputy Presidents from 1952 - present Deputy President Period Nelson Mandela 1952 - 1958 Oliver Tambo 1958 - 1985 Nelson Mandela 1985 - 1991 Walter Sisulu 1991 - 1994 Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki 1994 - 1997 Jacob Zuma 1997 - 2007 Kgalema Motlanthe 2007–present


ANC General Secretaries from 1912 - present General Secretary Period Sol Plaatje 1912–1915 Selope Thema 1915–1917 H. I. Bud M'belle 1917–1919 Saul Msane 1919–1923 T. D. Mweli Skota 1923–1927 E.J. Khaile 1927–1930 Elijah Mdolomba 1930–1936 James Arthur Calata 1936–1949 Walter Sisulu 1949–1955 Oliver Tambo 1955–1958 Duma Nokwe 1958–1969 Alfred Nzo 1969–1991 Cyril Ramaphosa 1991–1997 Kgalema Motlanthe 1997–2007 Gwede Mantashe 2007–present