4723 delegates to vote in ANC’s 54th congress

Mpumalanga made a surprise increase in membership over the past five years, becoming the second largest ANC province and will this year send 15% of the total number of delegates to congress compared to the 10% it sent in 2012.


The ANC’s 54th national elective congress in December 2017 will have 4 723 voting delegates, with KZN still the largest ANC province.

Unlike in 2012 where KZN sent 974 delegates, this time they have been allocated only 870, a decrease by 104.

Mpumalanga has overtaken Eastern Cape as the second largest province, increasing the number of allocated voting delegates from 467 in the 2012 Mangaung conference to 736 in this year’s congress.

Eastern Cape which has always remained the biggest ANC province dropped from 676 in 2012 to 648, becoming the third largest province with Limpopo being the fourth biggest at 643 delegates in 2017.

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North West will send 538, Gauteng 508 and 409 will come from the Free State.

In 2012, Limpopo was allocated 574 delegates and was followed by Gauteng 500, Mpumalanga 467, the Free State 324 and the North West 234.

Northern Cape will send 197 while 182 will come from the Western Cape.

In 2012, Northern Cape sent 176 delegates while Western Cape sent 178.

Biggest provinces by allocated delegates since 2012

1.) KZN – 870 delegates compared to 974 in 2012.



2.) Mpumalanga – 736 delegates compared to 467 in 2012.

3. Eastern Cape – 648 delegates compared to 676 in 2012.

4.) Limpopo – 643 delegates compared to 574 in 2012.

5.) North West – 538 delegates compared to 234 in 2012.

6.) Gauteng – 508 compared to 500 in 2012.

7.) Free State – 409 delegates compared to 324 in 2012.

8.) Northern Cape – 197 delegates compared to 176 in 2012.

9.) Western Cape – 182 delegates compared to 178 in 2012.

(edited by MLM)

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