ANC NGC: Key issues

2010-09-18 09:51

The key issues to be discussed at the ANC NGC.

Economic Transformation
» What should be done to restructure and broaden black economic empowerment?

» Whether short-run capital inflows should be taxed to stabilise them?

» Whether current monetary policy supports economic growth and job creation?
Key issues

Organisational renewal
» To discuss a need for the party to address problems which come with political office incumbency, such as use of money to buy support and build personal loyalty.

» Look at regulating behaviour before and during elective conferences to stop character assassination and vote buying.
 
» Inquire into enhancing the ANC’s capacity to govern.

Governance
» Local government transformation.

» Reviewing the existing number of provinces.

» Assessing whether the existing system of legislature can deliver the needs of a developmental state.

Media diversity

The need to set up a Media Appeals Tribunal to supplement or replace the existing mechanisms in the form of the Press Ombudsman, Press Council and the Press Appeals Panel.

The issue of a tribunal, which could report to Parliament, has elicited a controversy.

» The need for the diversification of media ownership and content.

» The need for gender transformation in the media.

Gender

The ANC Women’s League in its presentation for discussion will push for:

» The 50-50 parity for women, economic transformation.

» Campaign for policies which will ensure economic transformation and empowerment for women.

» Accelerated and increased access by women to Information Communication Technology in rural areas and agricultural sector. 

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