Cosas post-NEC meeting statement.

A special NEC meeting of the Congress of South African Students (COSAS) was held from Friday the 16th to the 18th April 2021 at Ngwenya Hotel, Klerksdorp, North West. The special NEC meeting took place following the deliberate delay by the SGO as the first and last meeting was only held in July 2020.

The NEC meeting deliberated around pertinent issues relating to the life of the organization. Amongst the issues that were deliberated upon, was the state of provinces. Mpumalanga held its provincial congress late last year and the NEC endorsed the provincial congress.

The NEC further endorsed the Provincial Task Team’s (PTT’s) appointed by the SGO in consultation with provincial deployees. The provinces that were affected by such endorsements are North West and Free State.The NEC further deliberated around the Gauteng PTT as there was dissolution of the PTT by the Secretary General without the knowledge of the NEC. The NEC has therefore decided to reinstate the PTT of Gauteng.

The Provinces with PTT’s are expected to deliver provincial congresses no later than two months. Organizational processes will be formally announced to all lower constitutional structures in terms of guidelines to regional & elective provincial conferences to take place as per the timeframe given and decided on by NEC meeting collectively.

The NEC Meeting further guided all COSAS branches & sub branches to continue doing membership recruitment, as audits shall be done by the Special Task Team from headquarters in all nine provinces and for all regions respectively so with dignity.Resolutions that came out from the meeting as per the guidance and resolutions of the 19th National Elective Conference of COSAS at Magaliesburg. Where the congress agreed with firm belief and hope that unity, renewal and repositioning COSAS of President Ephraim Mogale would be a suitable and very clear progressive decision to revive the movement.

The NEC further resolved that Limpopo, Western Cape, Northern Cape, KZN and Eastern Cape are due for congress and they should go to congress in no later than 2 months.The NEC also noted the use of the organisation’s logo to support acts of criminality, corruption and maladministration as we would have already seen a t-shirt with the logo of the organization written, ‘Unban the ANC’.The Congress of South African Students strongly believes and has confidence in the African National Congress (ANC) led by President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa and Secretary General Elias Magashule.The NEC also notes that it is only a month before COSAS turns a year older.

The NEC resolved that it will appoint an anniversary task team, the task team shall only comprise of members of the NEC. The 42nd National Anniversary celebrations will be held in Lephalale sub-region of Limpopo.The NEC also paid close attention to the weakened SGO as the Secretary General has cheated and continuously abused the powers of his office and the organization entirely, solely for his selfish interests.The NEC has taken a decision to suspend the Secretary General effective immediately pending his appearance in the National Disciplinary Committee (NDC) within a period of seven days.The charges faced by the Secretary General namely; Tebogo Magafane are purely organizational, discreet and undisclosed.

The decision of the NDC will be communicated to the public two days after the end of the seven days of disciplinary processes. Failure to appear or is found guilty before the respective National Disciplinary committee, the NEC met the word spread that the affected member will be expelled as failed to adhere to the constitution and other duly adopted policy positions of COSAS.END.

Issued by the National Executive committee of COSAS

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