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ANCYL welcomes ANC policy resolutions

2012-06-30 15:08

Johannesburg - Policy decisions around land reform at the ANC's policy conference were welcomed by the party's youth league on Saturday.

"We welcome the policy conference resolution...to expropriate land without compensation where land has been acquired through unlawful means," said ANCYL spokesperson Khusela Sangoni-Khawe in a statement.

She added that the unlawful acquisition of land was a "key characteristic of our violent history of dispossession".

Leading up to the conference there had been many calls to scrap the willing buyer, willing seller approach to land redistribution.

On Friday, President Jacob Zuma, who is also ANC president, affirmed that this approach would be replaced but was vague on the details.

"Conference also affirmed the proposal to replace willing buyer willing seller with the 'Just and equitable' principle in the Constitution, immediately where the state is acquiring land for land reform purposes,” he said.

State intervention

Land commission member Tina Joemat-Petterson told the media this would not entail any change to the Constitution; adding that Section 25 of the constitution allowed the government to expropriate land with compensation.

"I don't think we should create pandemonium or insecurity...All we need to do is implement the Constitution."

Sangoni-Khawe also said that the league welcomed policy conference resolutions around state intervention.

"We welcome... the resolution for the nationalisation of mines and other strategic sectors of the economy."

On Friday, Zuma said the conference had agreed that state intervention in the minerals and mining sector was "urgently required", but he made no mention of a proposed super tax on mining.

"At the forefront of this intervention should be strengthening of the recently created state mining company by consolidating state mining assets into a single institution."

Economic growth

National executive committee member Enoch Godongwana on Friday said the ANC had decided not to pursue the nationalisation of mines. He said it was discussed at the party's four-day policy conference but it was not part of the document on the mining sector.

Sangoni-Khawe said the league was in agreement with the ANC about creating economic growth that benefited more people.

"The ANC must take bold, transformative and decisive decisions to bring out this reality."

Recommendations made at the policy conference would be taken back to ANC branches for further discussion and input.

They would be presented at the ANC's national conference in Mangaung in December where they would be adopted as official policy.

This would then inform government legislation and policies.

Comments
  • themba.thwala.98 - 2012-06-30 15:18

    "... where land has been acquired through unlawful means." That's a huge mountain to climb right there. The law requires those who allege, to also prove. There goes your two seconds of joy - no such proof exists, or the Restitution of Land Rights Act, 1998 has already taken care of such cases. Clever person who crafted that wording. SA cannot afford to emulate Zimbabwe

      Rabbler.Rouser - 2012-06-30 15:40

      The ANCYL interpretations are always amusing. Zuma said it would be 'reviewed'. That does not mean expropriation. Section 25 of the constitution already provides for expropriation. It is nothing new. But that is only applied under very specific circumstances. It's not what the ANCYL thinks it is.

      oomkrummel.krummel - 2012-06-30 15:47

      In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is king...

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-06-30 15:48

      Yeah, the ANC also needs 75% in order to amend the Constitution. Where will they get that? The last time I checked, their numbers in Parliament have been dwindling with every election. I think they are currently sitting at 62%, which I'm sure they are going to battle to retain, thanks to the daily woes compounded by Juju-boy and his former dad, the ladies oupa himself - JZ's moronic antics

  • rinus.groeneveld.7 - 2012-06-30 15:32

    Idiots....

  • dennis.vermaak.5 - 2012-06-30 15:40

    When will this bunch of moronic idiots realise that we do not care what they think !!!

  • Chumscrubber1 - 2012-06-30 15:54

    Vague - thats all I can say. Still a lack of interest in dealing with the so called "land issue". How can it be an issue when the 1000's of hectares already bought from white farmers is now a wasteland. Its quite obvious they did not need the land, they just wanted to take it from us to spite us for the past. Very destructive mentality - but I guess its a nice tool to fiddle with politically. Sies. Would be so nice if they actually cared about the people of this country, and their future. Sad.

      Keith - 2012-07-01 06:55

      I agree. I feel that 'land hunger' is a red herring, spurred on in order to divert attention away from the very real problems which exist. And the anc was fiddling at its conference while South Africa was burning (books).

  • Philip Buys - 2012-06-30 18:08

    @anthonyfromafrica......jo jo bro, that stuff you are smoking....makes you see and say funny things.....everyting you touch doesn't work anymore.....not even the army.......you take you consume everything.....then you get hungry, sick and you die from the sickness...... There will be no youth left....

  • andrew.arnesen - 2012-06-30 18:31

    The way I see it, apartheid was like having a white boot on a black head... Now the boot is removed and the 'victim' is able to stand up and do whatever they want. Why do they now want to claim everything that everyone else has just because they might have had an attachment to that boot?

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-06-30 19:07

      Lesson for the night: If you think out of your behind, you are guaranteed to have sh** ideas spewing forth :) Moral of the story: stop thinking out of your donkey :)

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-06-30 21:52

      Question for the night; Why are there so many Whites on these comment sites, pretending to be Black ????????? Moral of the story; there is NO morals, just plain ugly BS !!

      Cuteandbronzed - 2012-06-30 22:32

      The wearer of the boot, use the boot because he couldnt play the game fair and square, he lost the hard way, complaining all the time. Has anyone heard of Post Traumatic Stress? The sufferes take pills, anti despressants and even want to kill themselves. How many ANC menmbers who were on Robben Island, and siplaced across the globe do you think suffer from it, I suffer from Post traumatic Stress because of you people, and you know what im not ashamed of my condtion because i didnt wish it upon myslef

  • devon.riley.52 - 2012-06-30 19:08

    anything that involves stealing from the whitey they will be happy with

      Cuteandbronzed - 2012-06-30 22:29

      Sae way you stole from us, That land had people living on it until you displaced it, the ''ish''hits the fan one way or the other

      Keith - 2012-07-01 07:04

      I haven't seen Blackyoungandagry commenting before, he comes across as VERY angry at life. Unfortunately you got second prize when you were born, Blackyoungandangry. First prize is, of course, to be born an Englishman - authority - W S Gilbert. So the rest of you, cry in your Earl Grey tea.

  • SARealist - 2012-06-30 19:37

    As long as my family purchased their land and are title deed holder then the ANCYL can do jack sh1t. Shame though on those tribal lands where there are no deeds registered in the deeds offices! But at least the ANC got the wording right. Now we wait and see?

      Keith - 2012-07-01 07:08

      SARealist, I sincerely hope you are not dreaming. There will be interminable talk about expropriation - Oh, of course, the ANC would never do anything like that - until everyone accepts that expropriation will cure the spurious demand for land.

      polelo.phokwane - 2012-07-01 09:33

      Do you think those whites in Zim didn't hv socalled title deeds?You will show your title deed to Europians when you seek Asylam.Remember when the whites stole the land the black people had their own entitlement as they knew their borders,that's why they fought when other groups tried to cross their borders(that was their title deeds).But they were chasen away inspite of that,and today you want blacks to consider your title deed as valid,FORGET IT.

  • asivhanga - 2012-06-30 21:17

    White people owns nothing here in Africa, so don't title deeds us African. You all foreigners.

      Bobo - 2012-06-30 22:58

      And you don`t belong to your mama..So go back to zimbobwe you B@STARD Good for nothing termite.

      Keith - 2012-07-01 07:09

      Get rid of the rich and let the poor remain poor in peace.

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