ANC talks on 'second transition' continue

2012-06-28 07:39

Johannesburg - The third day of the ANC's policy conference will get underway at Gallagher Estate in Midrand, Johannesburg, on Thursday.

Commissions were expected to provide a report-back based on the discussions around the party's policies on Wednesday.

National executive member Jeff Radebe said on Wednesday that the 11 commissions would finish the debates on the documents on strategy and tactics, organisational renewal and the "second transition" by 17:00.

"We will only know...[on Thursday]... as to what are the views of the branches and structures of the organisation," he told media on day two of the four-day conference.

On Wednesday evening, sectoral policy commissions discussed the 11 discussion documents. These papers outlined proposals for social transformation, state intervention in the minerals sector, economic transformation and gender.

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

The report-back on these was also expected on Thursday.

Congress of SA Trade Unions president Sidumo Dlamini said on Wednesday that the commissions were steering clear of the leadership succession debate.

"One thing that has been cleared is what Cosatu has warned against, that this debate is used as a debate [on] the succession on leadership in the ANC," Dlamini said on the sidelines.

"It's not a succession debate," he said.

  • gee.raaf - 2012-06-28 07:51

    second transition...this reminds me of hitler's final solution!

      henry.bosman.5 - 2012-06-28 07:58

      2nd round of thieving as if there was anything left to steal. I wish aids was deadlier.

      anthonycharles.williams - 2012-06-28 08:29

      hey I f@ckup on my first million so then, let me start on my second million....bwhhhh hahahah

      chris.debeer1 - 2012-06-28 08:31

      I am every day more and more convinced we are heading for a major civil war in this country. Please tell me I am wrong!!

      jody.beggs - 2012-06-28 08:58

      @chris.debeer1 I wish you were wrong ! Damn the man...

      TheyTookMyNickLaZynEko - 2012-06-28 09:10


      thabo.mabena.106 - 2012-06-28 12:29

      The New Economic Policy in the Second Transition. Enjoy the read==>

  • nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-06-28 08:04

    they will gloss over education, stability, health & communications & spend the rest of the time arguing over struggle songs & how best to steal land & wealth. They will not even bother with discussing peace & harmony, this is against their election plan, which is to sow division, hatred & disharmony. The second transition is dead in the water, its all about succession & votes, it won't deliver, for economic transformation, they will have to focus on education, skills, job creation, SME support, entrepreneurial support, foreign investment, productivity, local production etc, but this takes guts, hards, work, brains, dedication, commitment & long term vision, none of which the ANC has, all they want is the next vote, stuff the future.

      rob.baggaley - 2012-06-28 08:26

      Very, very well said Nigel.

  • pierreft - 2012-06-28 08:10

    so after 15 years there is still no hope...

      anthonycharles.williams - 2012-06-28 08:40

      18 years

      pierreft - 2012-06-28 10:47

      18 Years... 'Die groot Depressie' :) ANC should rather focus on service delivery , and not profits. Too much money/tax going into pockets, too little done to feed the homeless , preventing and managing crime.... and too many people emigrating as a result of conditions created by government.

  • Bless Boswell - 2012-06-28 08:14

    They claim the first transition was about political stability - after 18 years in the hot seat they have not succeeded in establishing political stability. The ANC have never been more divided nor more ridiculed and reviled. They claim the next transition will be to bring quality of life to the people ... That should have been their first priority 18 years ago - instead, all they have done is betray those they have vowed to protect. "together we can do more ..." my a$$!

      nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-06-28 08:24

      1000% correct, well said Bless, if anyone wants to know how successful this so called 2nd transition will be, well, just look at how (un)successful the 1st transition was. 18 years ago, they should have focussed on EDUCATION from the very 1st day they came into power, today, education is a disaster & the ANC have never been more unstable & the countries political future more uncertain, just goes to show, the hypocrites contradict themselves without even realizing it.

      duncan.loxton - 2012-06-28 09:00

      I don't beliieve there was a problem with the \old\ education system to begin with(with the exception of those who were deprived from it)They(ANC)blinded by their prejudice messed it all up but are to arrogant to admit it and now a whole generation of scholars are scarred as a result

  • scouter.fourone - 2012-06-28 08:14

    Never mind the conference - has the Minister of non-Education been excused from the party yet in order to personally take control of and assume responsibility for, the school text-book shambles?

  • lephans.lufuno - 2012-06-28 08:18

    2nd transiction, clueless kind of idea, to hell with it, period.

  • kmphasha - 2012-06-28 08:27

    This is clear indication that JZ does not have capacity to balance both he should simply pave why for those who can.

      jody.beggs - 2012-06-28 08:59

      But that'll mean sharing the graving train , fat chance ... Damn the man.

  • raymond.kok3 - 2012-06-28 08:56

    mugabe used the land grab way so we use a much fancier name for baboezal the idiots for another 5 years. but the real worry in this is where does our galavanting president see himself in this so called 2nd transition

  • Bloodstone - 2012-06-28 08:57

    Second transition? Sounds very the "third chimurenga" that was declared in Zimbabwe in 2001. They could not make the "first" work, so they went to the "second", they could not make that work either so they went to the "third"...and did that work?? You take a we will patiently wait for the numbered "transitions" in SA to count down the days

  • yusufchinyengetere - 2012-06-28 09:15

    hitler's final solution, zimbabwe's 3rd chimurange, anc's 2nd transition....wat a combination

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