ANC: Consensus on second transition

2012-06-28 19:20

Johannesburg - There is total consensus on the report on the ANC's policy document about a second transition, head of policy Jeff Radebe said on Thursday.

"All commissions have accepted the content and the thrust of the document as you know it," Radebe told reporters at the party's national policy conference in Midrand.

However, he said instead of calling the next stage of democracy the "second transition", it would now be called the "second phase of the transition", he said.

Radebe said commissions agreed with the assessment that there had been success since the break from apartheid.

"However, it required a radical shift."

The opening up of challenges facing the country and the triangle of unemployment, poverty and inequality was welcomed, he said.

"There was broad agreement that we are in a transition from apartheid colonialism," Radebe said.

"The second phase of transition must be characterised by more radical policies and a renewal of the ANC and its alliance partners."

The second transition is mooted in ANC policy document as a programme to correct economic imbalances in the country, now that political freedom has been attained.

  • mark.haupt.31 - 2012-06-28 19:49

    Love your terminology Jeff, problem is that if I can't understand what you're talking about how are your supporters supposed to? What exactly does a "Transition from colonial apartheid" mean? Are you going to reverse colonialism, link it to apartheid, ban both, invent another form of government, govern according to western standards, nationalize farms and mines, eat sand? Please, please talk English and not in riddles.

      foxiloxi - 2012-06-28 20:12

      Aaah but Mark, don't u get it? Talk in riddles, confuse the uneducated (ANCs fault) masses, and you still get votes!! The uneduacted masses unfortunately just do not know that it is no longer apartheid keeping them down, it is the ANC making sure they rule until jesus christ comes!!

      Godfrey - 2012-06-28 20:40

      @Mark..this is what Jeff is saying "we the ANC have failed to educate, deliver services (like water and electricity) are unable to create jobs and build houses because off corruption. However, we still enjoy the grave-train so vote for us, maybe we will increase your grant and build you a toilet"

      Godfrey - 2012-06-28 21:00


  • francois.smith.7 - 2012-06-28 19:53

    The second transition is mooted in ANC policy document as a programme to correct economic imbalances in the country. Jeff, please start with education and installing the good value that one can work for the privileges. Capitalism is the unequal division of wealth, socialism is the equal division of poverty. You need to give those who want to excel the chance of doing so without being held back by the masses. People wihout a proper schooling does not even have a chance.

  • Gerhard1Marais - 2012-06-28 19:55

    Shame and Boooooo onto News 24 for clossing the comments section of this article Expats vent racist outrage over Mandela bwahahah

  • phuti.hlabane - 2012-06-28 19:55

    I agree for the first tym in my life,ANCis for the ignorant & poor.erudite folks wud notice quickly tht it is stupid to vote 4 a traditional dancing president like Zuma who preferred a shower than a condom to prevent HIV.oh noooo we being led by a moron.Tertiary education makes 1 to think strategically.

      richard.zanner - 2012-06-29 08:28

      Well said Phuti. Please don't you want to stand for President. More people like you and we may even stand a chance.

  • Tarone.Net - 2012-06-28 20:02

    What consesus????? what second transition???? This is just Zuma 's cheap barometer or tactic to evaluate how much support he still holds for his second term bid. Even a blind man can see that they just want to sweep the failed BEE policy without reference to lesson learnt. The second transition is just a catch up plan for those who did not get seat in the BEE gravy train. How can you push for nationalisation if the national department of Education still dismally fail the poor young majority in limpopo.

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