ANC Parliamentary Caucus statement on launch of Website
22 November 2007
Today, 22 November 2007, the ANC Parliamentary Caucus officially launched its website in Cape Town at a ceremony attended by Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Members of the Executive, Members of Parliament, the media and invited guests, among others.
The development of the Caucus site is informed by the need for the ANC to reinforce its communications machinery and to ensure efficient and effective dissemination of information pertaining to its policies and programmes.
We are hopeful that the introduction of this internet site will further consolidate our relationship with the media, on whom we rely for the transmission of objective messages to the people of South African and the world. Of the world’s more than 1.2-billion people using or connected to the internet, at least 5.1-million are living in South Africa. Of these total world statistics, an estimated 12 000 internet users visit the ANC main site daily. The Caucus site is linked to the ANC main homepage.
The launch of the internet site, which takes place in the 13th year of Caucus’s existence, is a culmination of a year-long process of construction work and research to chisel an effective, efficient and user-friendly communications tool.
It contains a wide range of information pertaining to the activities of the ANC in Parliament, useful information on the organization’s public representatives, and insight into the operational structures of the ANC caucus.
The website will provide visitors with an introduction to the ANC Parliamentary Caucus, its role and objectives, and further provide insight into the day to day parliamentary activities of ANC MPs.
Through this site, members of the public will get an opportunity to intimately interact with their ANC representatives by visiting them on their pages, which contains their parliamentary and constituency contact details, biographical information, and parliamentary positions and pictures.
The website will also bring the public even closer to Parliament by providing access to the positions the ANC takes on various issues through speeches, motions and statements.
The site also provides insight into the internal operations of the ANC in Parliament by taking visitors through political and administrative structures.
We are confident that this website will bring a radical difference to the way ANC in Parliament communicates.
For more information contact:
Head of Media & Communications
ANC Parliamentary Caucus
021 403 2758 / 082 370 6930