Nominations for the next ANC leadership have officially been opened for branches in at least six provinces, secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on Tuesday.
Mantashe said the party has concluded branch audits for Limpopo, Gauteng, Northern Cape, Free State, Mpumalanga and North West.
However, the party is yet to complete audits for KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape and Western Cape.
The audits determine the number of branches in good standing and the number of delegates that will represent each province at the elective conference.
However, Mantashe has dismissed suggestions that the conference could be postponed.
“I don’t think we have a train smash around branch audits. People who have appeals must do them within 48 hours of the branch general meetings being held,” Mantashe said.
The party will be holding its hotly contested national elective conference from 16 to 20 December in Johannesburg to elect new top six officials and national executive committee members.