ANC adopts 'second phase of transition'

2012-12-20 07:23

Bloemfontein - The ANC adopted one of its key policy documents on strategy and tactics at its national conference in Mangaung on Wednesday.

The document focuses on the ANC's "second phase of the transition" - which noted that the party had to enter a second phase of democracy.

The first phase was over the past 18 years, during which the focus was on political emancipation.

"Over the next decade or so the second phase of transition... will have much more decisive policies," commission member Febe Potgieter-Gqubule told reporters in Bloemfontein.

"In our next phase we need to have national consensus."

After 18 years of democracy there were still some fundamental fault lines in society, she said.

The needs of the poor had to be placed at the top of the national agenda.

"How do we improve our health system, provide social security, improve social services and basic services and so forth," Potgieter-Gqubule said.

"How do we move forward to make sure we have... progress?"

These issues needed to be addressed so that the ANC did not come back in 10 or 20 years with the same problems.

About 13 commissions discussed the document on strategy and tactics at the national conference.

Potgieter-Gqubule said 200 to 300 people participated in each commission.

  • jack.trend.3 - 2012-12-20 07:33

    "How do we improve our health system, provide social security, improve social services and basic services and so forth," Potgieter-Gqubule said." I am really concerned that after 18 years they are asking these questions

      jack.russel.14268769 - 2012-12-20 07:48

      ye i don't get it. Phase 1 was to destroy the infrastructure and phase 2 is to try build infrastructure

      johnny.better.12 - 2012-12-20 08:04

      What the hell... It is easy, stop stealing money and use it for its intended purpose... EASY...

      andrew.arde - 2012-12-20 08:28

      How do they do all that......easy!! STOP RAPING THE COFFERS OF OUR HARD EARNED TAX MONEY!!

      malcolm.james.macleod - 2012-12-20 08:29

      Yet another expensive commision is definitely not the answer, stop talking and start doing. (And stop stealing for goodness sake)

      nicholas.graan - 2012-12-20 08:29

      Fiddling with the symptoms is not going to change anything. The root causes of poverty are being ignored or mismanaged. The ANC has succeeded in creating a welfare state whereby people are encouraged not to look for work. The current BEE system discourages black people from starting businesses. Education is fundamental but is in a shambles. The "second transition" seems to involve a lot of populist vote catching hot air that does nothing except resonate with the impatient masses.

      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-20 09:36

      Ag shame....

  • webstorm.isp.5 - 2012-12-20 07:35

    "How do we improve our health system, provide social security, improve social services and basic services and so forth," - I bet R220 mil would of been a great start to reach that goal...

      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-20 09:33

      Yip...and have competent people run those departments...

  • renard.souza - 2012-12-20 07:41

    Have another commission and increase taxes, that's what they usually do so why break the mould. SA taxpayers motto should be ' we don't use Vaseline we just love taking it up the ass'

  • daniel.motlhatlhedi - 2012-12-20 07:43

    This is not news i wonder if it will work this time or poorest of the poor will be used again to win election and the rich will benefit from the poor's vote.

  • patrick.umgababa - 2012-12-20 07:45

    The ANC are very optimistic. They think they will still be around in 10 years.

  • Martha1234 - 2012-12-20 07:49

    What about education! Surely that should be the top priority?

      dawiez - 2012-12-20 08:04

      The ANC will never place education as a top priority because educated people will see through all their bull, corruption and empty promises...

      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-20 09:30

      Martha...Dawie just answered your question...

  • tobydt - 2012-12-20 08:03

    Talk is cheap.

  • rob.vankesteren1 - 2012-12-20 08:10

    what? In 1990 they knew they would win the next election. In 2013 they start thinking how they can help the people.....

      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-20 09:28

      Clever neh?...

  • clive.kihn - 2012-12-20 08:20

    You know the old joke about the chap who was working on his second million because the first was proving too difficult? Perhaps the same applies here.

  • john.cryink - 2012-12-20 08:21

    When is cANCer's leaders going to be transitioned to jail first to go should be zoomer

  • paul.korb.9 - 2012-12-20 08:24

    Easy instead of comrades stealing the money.....use it for capital growth infrastrucure projects! After how many years in power and still havent got the foggiest idea! Its just commision after commision,lunch from 08:00 till 16:00.....Eish! but we are so overworked!

  • mark.kearney.568 - 2012-12-20 08:40

    I am sure £17.5mil on Zuma's house could be used somewhere else, maybe they should look there!?

  • dicola.mahlobogoane1 - 2012-12-20 08:41

    second phase of transition, to make it easier 4 top dogs to to ean millions leaving ordinary civil savent with peanuts represented by cde vavi.

  • firmsly.kabelo - 2012-12-20 08:41

    First phase was to steal R675 billion and enrich few black people through BEE. Second phase is to introduce dictatorship through laws like Traditional Courts Act and Protection of State Information Act.

  • johnny.potatoes61 - 2012-12-20 08:50

    Oh dear, so how many of these ''phases'' are there going to be?

      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-20 09:25

      @Johnny....that is directly proportionate to the amount of phases to be still constructed at Nkandla...simple neh?....

  • issa.kabudula - 2012-12-20 08:53

    ANC has the opportunity to the the problems people are facing if ANC as government want it to be. The ANC managed to go in the bush years ago, many died in their way to freedom, they had no funding, less information, less food, less clothing, no madication, sleeping in the jungles and fighting the apartheid - how come today they got all these things and failing to deliver? Time will tell, its either do it or other people will do it.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-12-20 09:57

      Issa,kabudula. Have you been reading fairy tales?. The freedom fighter you describe did not exist. THAT is why we have the situation we have today.

  • frederick.kaczynski - 2012-12-20 08:56

    The Wall fell in Germany in 1989... 18 years later ( 2007 ) the questions we where asking was - how to double our trade surplus over the next decade? How can we move from 10Mbps average broadband speeds to 1Gbps by 2015? what value can we add to the degrees of 65% of our youth who passed through university that year? How can we optimize our free healthcare system to better serve the elders? But here : "How do we improve our health system, provide social security, improve social services and basic services and so forth," Potgieter-Gqubule said." Basically how can we improve taxing the middle class to give to the poor so they will carry on voting for us.

  • Lethabo - 2012-12-20 09:20

    more yada yada less ching ching for us and NO ACTION

  • lee.brand.73 - 2012-12-20 09:23

    AKA as plan B because plan A got lost. Fix what you have broken first before you get onto all these high ideals!

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-12-20 09:53

    The first phase they f**ked up, so the second one is already down the drain. Waste of paper, as usual.

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-12-20 10:28

    This is the phase recently voted in I presume. Does that mean that the 2nd phase will include more cadres that have been sitting on the side line will get job opportunities to sit on all these commissions to talk and no action. I cant believe that now they are only talking about improving the things they left to rot for 18 years. Can I start celebrating that our town will get cleaned now, our streets are a mass of filth and decay a paradise for rats. Its about time they made a market place in each town for the hawkers, having hawkers take over the side walks should be done away with, this is where the filth and rot stems from because they the culprits. This will improve our health as this cannot be healthy living with rot and decay. What about educaton or is that left to princess Angie again to stuff up. I think they need to remove their blind folds and then maybe we and show them before and after pictures.

  • sipho.mbuyazi.9 - 2012-12-20 10:43

    The ANC is not going anywhere and masses will support it. We will not vote for the DA and the focus now need to be on two thirds majority and we change the damn constitution as its only supporting whites and not blacks.

      heinrich.etsebeth - 2012-12-20 10:57

      Show me any part of the constitution that only supports white people. You are a tool and you don't even know it.

      douglas.reid.921 - 2012-12-20 11:34

      15 million blacks on welfare paid for by white taxpayers. Without the whiteys you would all starve like zimbabwe and move where?

      ancbasher - 2012-12-20 12:04

      Sipho, you prove all the Sipho-jokes going round being true!

  • hein.huyser - 2012-12-20 12:43

    The term Second Transition is inherantly flawed.

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