“The process we’ll follow is if there’s no mayor in a particular area, we’ll request that the region submit three names, and not relying on just what is on paper, we’ll request those three individuals to come and make submissions to the deployment committee.
“They will be assessed on the strength of their political understanding of the task at hand and experience and their academic know-how as well as the relevance of the individuals,” Ngcukayitobi said.
He said at the ANC’s 54th national conference in Nasrec in 2017, the party had adopted a 10-year cadre development programme which spoke to the need to train party members academically.
Ngcukayitobi said that this was to ensure ANC public representatives would undergo a transparent and fair selection process.
“This is why we’re not only looking at the politics but also looking at the academics,” he said.
Ngcukayitobi said members would not have to apply for any positions.
“If someone is selected to be a mayor [candidate], it means he was a councillor, and if someone will be a member of the executive, he would have been part of that collective,” Ngcukayitobi said.