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ancBL Premium reports that in a landmark ruling that could shake up the ANC and herald a new era of meritocracy in public service, the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) has thrown out the party’s appeal against a high court order to disclose its records of appointing loyalists to key public sector posts.

In a short judgment on Monday, the ConCourt said the "application should be dismissed as it is not in the interest of justice for leave to appeal to be granted". This means the case to keep records of meetings of the ANC cadre deployment committee away from the DA did not warrant the attention of the top court. The ANC must now hand over the records of its cadre deployment committee meetings since 1 January 2013, when President Cyril Ramaphosa became chair. It had five days from Monday to hand over the records to the DA. The DA has long challenged the ANC’s cadre deployment policy. In September, the Supreme Court of Appeal dismissed ANC attempts to appeal against two orders of the high court in Johannesburg that it must hand over records of its cadre deployment committee to the DA. The ANC has defended cadre deployment as a way of transforming the public service and advancing the interests of the black population. Opposition parties have blamed the practice for service delivery failures. In the final part of the state-capture report issued in June 2022, chief justice Raymond Zondo declared the policy to be unconstitutional and illegal.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Thando Maeko at BusinessLive (subscriber access only)
  • Lees ook, Geen uitkomkans meer vir ANC oor kaderontplooiings dokumente, by Maroela Media

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