ANC ready for policy talks - Mantashe

2012-06-25 18:13

Johannesburg - The African National Congress is more than ready for its policy conference, secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on Monday.

"There have been very robust debates within our branches, regions, provinces [and] alliance structures, and [among] the public, on the policy propositions," Mantashe told reporters in Johannesburg.

"We are very confident that the policy conference... will bring together all those discussions and produce outstanding policy outcomes."

The ANC's four-day policy conference is set to start at Gallagher Estate in Midrand, Johannesburg on Tuesday.

Mantashe said about 3 500 delegates were expected to attend.

Main policy documents

The delegates comprised branch delegates, national executive committee members, the ANC leagues, alliance partners, deployees and business representatives, he said.

Tuesday's session would start with an address by ANC president Jacob Zuma.

The conference would then have a closed plenary session.

Inputs on three of the ANC's main policy documents - organisational renewal, strategy and tactics and the state intervention in the mining sector, as well as the national development plan and commission guidelines - would be received.

"All submissions that have been made by individuals and organisations have been sent to all relevant sub-committees," said Mantashe.

"These would assist in ensuring that the conference considers these discussions broadly and inclusively."

He said the ANC would ensure that all concerns would be raised and considered.

The second day of conference would involve "commissions" discussing the party's 12 policy documents. The commissions would report back on the third day and fourth day, said Mantashe.

  • sandy.langenstrass - 2012-06-25 18:33

    Can not see this conference being smooth riding......they have some snakes with fork tongues among them....interesting.

      Squeegee - 2012-06-25 18:38

      What are the chances that they will arrive on time, have pen's to write with, etc? What are the chances of them paying the caterers, etc? They cant arrange a conference never mind run a country. Note: When I say 'they' I specifically mean the ANC!

      gestoffle.vaneerdenvark - 2012-06-25 18:45

      First Policy - give ourselves salary increases Policy two - fleece the poor Policy three - give ourselves another increase policy four - fleece the poor again....

      Lacrimose - 2012-06-25 19:20

      Policy Five - nationalise private pensions to pay for P1-P4 Be very afraid

  • ianon.ym - 2012-06-25 18:34

    A Party Get-Together?

      Squeegee - 2012-06-25 19:07

      No, a get-together party.

  • gee.raaf - 2012-06-25 18:39

    nothing to talk about....admit that the anc has no clue as to what it's doing and move along!

      Squeegee - 2012-06-25 19:08

      They have to think up new taxes. "Flushing -the-toilet surcharge"? "Driving on the left" levy?

      Sharon - 2012-06-25 19:36

      all they are worried about now is trying to gain support before manaung,the zoomer is desperate to stay in power so i dont think they will take logical decisions the decisions will be more popularist and directed at the whites and big business,that will get the sheeple behind the spear again

      Lacrimose - 2012-06-25 19:47

      I already pay a flushing-the toilet-surchage. My 'refuse and waste water' charges are higher than my actual water consumption

  • mzondistanley - 2012-06-25 18:40

    Now its time for Economic Transformation and the Best system to be used for the Implimentation of such Policies!!

      Sharon - 2012-06-25 19:37

      read my comment above sheep

      Lacrimose - 2012-06-25 19:48

      I am really interested to know what is meant or understood by economic transformation? Personally I'd like to see the price-gouging stop from banks all the way to Eskom

  • Andrew - 2012-06-25 18:48

    If only they could do as well as they talked

  • glen.e.huysamer - 2012-06-25 18:56

    Looks like Gwede wants to be president.

  • Andre Kritzinger - 2012-06-25 19:06

    All they do is talk.

  • joeballito - 2012-06-25 19:09

    HaHaHaha, talk talk talk and conferences X3 is all they can do with no results. It's such a joke.

  • stanley.marries - 2012-06-25 19:10

    I wonder what policies they want to talk about. Maybe more tax for luxury lifestyles..USELESS!!!*sigh*

      Lacrimose - 2012-06-25 19:21

      Stealing our pension money

  • mundu.olewega - 2012-06-25 19:23

    If one could harness all the hot air generated by this klompomp it would be enought to provide energy for three power stations over 4 days!

  • luca.delbianco.3 - 2012-06-25 19:23

    At the end of this ANC Conference we will have an actual view on what direction the government will stir the country to. I want to be positive but the overall political scenario hints at the opposite direction of where the country should be taken instead.

  • ratsaka.eugene - 2012-06-25 19:29

    South Africa has the most negative people in the whole world. Phewwww!!!

      Sharon - 2012-06-25 19:39

      we think of the future,the way its going looks pretty bleak

      donovan.moore.75 - 2012-06-26 07:29

      agree,i have been reading this forum for a while now,and came to the conclusion that these pessimistic a..holes on the forum will love to see the country going down the drain,and they call themselves true south African!! You people will forever criticize the government when your not in charge,and you have the audacity to call the ANC power hungry. I am fed up with you. Start making a meaningful contribution to make this beautiful country the best in the world as it should be. Feeling much better now....

  • Gideon - 2012-06-25 19:31

    They are working on perfecting corruption...............

      Paul Darné - 2012-06-25 19:46

      ....and some new dance moves.

      Lacrimose - 2012-06-25 20:02

      @ Paul - or resurrecting some old ones. Like The Shuffle

  • pmalungana - 2012-06-25 20:19

    Looks like some whites are extremenly afraid of anything to do with transformation be it land or economic issues. There are whites who realize that they cannot continue to live side by side with hungry people and feel safe. These group of whites support the initiatives of the ANC in bettering the lives of the majority. and those who are still trapped in the apartheid world are shaking and afraid of the slaves being set free.

      Muffin_man_can - 2012-06-25 20:52

      It's time you realize that most white people obtained what they have through hard work, and therefore we are willing to help find a solution to the poverty issue, but we will not just give to the poor what they so blindly think belongs to them. Why don't you or your rich black brothers sell your bmw's and help a black brother in need if you are so serious about the issue? You are so caught up in trying to prove that you are better and more successfull than the white man that you totally forgot about those living off bread crumbs..

  • BulletProof. - 2012-06-25 20:44

    To write those policys in the paper is very easy but to put them in pratice with brainless peole will never work.

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