Table at ANC dinner will cost R3-million

Written by Yazeed Kamaldien

Mingling with top ANC leaders at its annual anniversary gala dinner, scheduled for Cape Town next month, costs up to R3-million a table.

The ruling party plans to celebrate its 103rd anniversary at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on January 9. It will pull into town with political rallying, fundraising and partying.

A poster advertising the ANC party rally in Cape Town on January 10 next year. Picture Supplied

A poster advertising the ANC party rally in Cape Town on January 10 next year. Picture Supplied

ANC spokesman Zizi Kodwa said President Jacob Zuma would deliver his “message which is more like a directive for the country and what must happen” at Cape Town Stadium on January 10.

“It is a national event and people will come from all over the country and outside the country. We will have an official fundraising dinner on the night before the rally,” said Kodwa.

Anyone wanting to attend the dinner would need to pay between R400,000 and R3-million per table.

Kodwa added: “There will be many parties. People organise all these events.”

The ANC-linked Progressive Youth Business (PYB), based at the party’s headquarters in Luthuli House, is organising the official after party once Zuma concludes his speeches on January 10.

PYB national convenor Malusi Zondo said this event, to be held at a venue on Roeland Street up the road from Parliament, would cost R5,000 to R30,000 per table.

“After every event, there is an after party. This is a party for the youth, ANC leaders and business,” said Zondo.

He added: “There will be no speeches. Just music, food and dance. And meeting great people under one roof.”

Zondo said they have not yet “confirmed which ANC leaders will be there”.

“It’s an open platform for people who want to network with the ANC leadership and businesses.”

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About Yazeed Kamaldien

Self-employed journalist and photographer from South Africa.

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