ANC gets ready for policy brainstorm

2012-06-21 15:43
File (Sapa)

File (Sapa)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - The ANC's most important policy brainstorm - held every five years - is set to get underway in Midrand on Tuesday.

At the event, no fewer than 13 policy documents will be discussed over four days, ahead of the African National Congress's national conference in December.

About 3 554 delegates will attend the policy conference.

They will review the ANC's policies, the progress it has made in reaching its strategic objectives, and the state of the organisation.

The policy conference at Gallagher Estate is being held in the ANC's centenary year, and after almost 19 years in power.

Economic freedom

On the release of the policy documents in March, Jeff Radebe, head of the ANC national executive committee policy subcommittee, said: "The ANC‘s policy conference in June will take place within a paradigm shift in the approach of the ANC towards the economic development of our country."

In his January 8 statement, ANC president Jacob Zuma said: "Political emancipation without economic transformation is meaningless, that is why we have to commit ourselves to economic freedom in our lifetime."

This thinking is developed in a key document up for discussion: "The Second Transition: Building a national democratic society and the balance of forces in 2012".

Also known as the strategy and tactics paper, it suggests that the ANC has concluded its first transition into democracy, which focused mainly on political emancipation.

The party should now enter its second transition, focusing on the social and economic transformation of South Africa over the next 30 to 50 years.

"Our first transition embodied a framework and a national consensus that may have been appropriate for political emancipation, a political transition, but has proven inadequate and inappropriate for our social and economic transformation phase," Radebe said at the launch.

Renewal

The document also proposes that the ANC undergo a 10-year programme of organisational renewal "that consolidates and expands the character and values of the ANC as a revolutionary people’s movement whilst building its capabilities and its capacity for innovation and renewal".

The other documents outline policy proposals for social transformation, state intervention in the minerals sector, economic transformation and gender.

Also on the agenda are papers on peace and stability, education and health, communications, legislature and governance, international relations and land reform.

Radebe said there would be "no holy cows" when it came to discussing the policies.

The ANC's constitution requires that a policy conference be held at least six months before its national conference, to review ANC policies and recommend amendments or new policies.

The policy decisions made at the policy conference will then be discussed and finalised at the 53rd ANC national conference in Mangaung, Free State, in December.

These policies would form the basis for the ANC government's policies, new laws or amended laws.
- SAPA
Read more on:    anc  |  mangaung 2012  |  politics
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
122 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/Wine
 

You HAVE to see this MTB Tsunami Fip!

You might not know what a Tsunami Flip is, but just watching this will turn your eyes into saucers. Check out this first-ever MTB Tsunami Flip in contest here.

 
 

Where were you when you last felt alive?

Bear Grylls’ top 10 things kids should do outdoors
Mountain unicycling – say WHAT?
Top tips to ensure you’re running right
Stand-up paddle boarding a great workout

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

iOS Developer

Cape Town Northern Suburbs
Communicate Cape Town IT
R40 000 - R45 000 Per Month

Buyer Paarl / Cape Town

Cape Town Northern Suburbs
Service Solutions Staffing

Job: Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst Developer - Marketing Company-R20 000 - R50 000

Cape Town Northern Suburbs
Initiate International
R20 000 - R50 000 Per Month

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Deal of the week!

20% off Afrikaans books, music and DVDs. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Save up to R1000 on Hisense smartphones!

View the large range of Hisense smartphones. Buy today and save up to R1000!

Hot gaming titles – available for pre-order!

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition, Far Cry 4, Grand Theft Auto 5 and more. Pre-order now!

Get a free eBook

Buy 3 eBooks and get the cheapest FREE. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Bargain box – 60% off

Reduced prices, very limited stock. While stocks last. Hurry and shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Power and leadership are emphasized today. It is important to strategize and delegate well otherwise you may end up with too much...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.