Zuma: ANC reaffirms radical change

2012-06-29 19:01

Johannesburg - ANC members agreed on the need for a radical economic and transformation programme, President Jacob Zuma said in Midrand, Johannesburg, on Friday.

"The branches of the ANC have declared we are in a continuous transition," Zuma, the party president, told delegates in his closing address at the African National Congress' policy conference.

"Therefore [the] conference resolved that interventions are required to speed up change and can be understood as a second phase," he said to loud applause.

One of the ANC's policy discussion documents dealt with the "second phase of transition". The document was originally named the "second transition" but was changed during commissions on Thursday.

Zuma said that although the ANC had many successes in the last 18 years, the "challenges" of poverty, inequality and employment persisted.

"We have scored since then. Indeed a lot of work has been done in 18 years," he said.

The ANC's four-day policy conference had come to a "fruitful and successful" conclusion on Friday evening, said Zuma.

He said the strength of the ANC was in its branches.

"National conference is actually a conference of the branches. That is when they discharge their power," said Zuma.

The ANC had come out of the conference "wiser and stronger".

Before he started his closing address Zuma received a rousing welcome when he took to the podium.

  • downwiththeANC - 2012-06-29 19:07

    radical change meaning that the white man is to blame for everything and that they, the ANC need to take land and businesses away from whites and give it to the blacks ...a small pie to be divided by millions.....this pretty much sums up what the ANC intends on doing. Bunch of nincompoops.

      bennie.kruger.5 - 2012-06-29 19:18

      Are they cabable of any other tendencies?

      fred.warren.986 - 2012-06-29 20:02

      "ANC reaffirms radical change" downhill. In every African country where the natives have taken power there has been an initial spurt of economic growth and optimism. However as corruption, fraud and incompetence take their toll and things start falling apart, they look for scapegoats i.e. the whites. It has happened in most African countries and it will happen here too. Better get your visas organised.

      jack.milosevic - 2012-06-29 20:04

      Well think about it, apartheid lasted 46 years the ANC has had control for 17 years leaving a remainder of 29 years to gain as much as they can, after that all BEE, Affirmative action, tenders, unqualified university graduates exemptions will be void, hence the country will for the FIRST TIME IN 92 YEARS EMPLOYE PEOPLE BASED ON SKILLS/EDUCATION/EXPERIANCE RATHER THAN SKIN COLOUR. Only then will the country begin to prosper. Their time is limited.

      Bulls - 2012-06-29 20:05

      Watch and learn benie, the last time that question was asked, it was by pik botha and then he couldn't account for what castrated him. downwithda, a white man should blame himself for masterminding the hijacking practices, didn't he hijack our land yesteryear?

      Jennifer - 2012-06-29 20:26

      67 000 houses or an unnecessary aeroplane..... 67 000 houses or ONE PLANE THAT YOU DON"T NEED! You need a brain transition Mr Zuma - you are a bad president. selfish ! STOP blaming whiteys for your Bloody Mess! ~ STOP VOTING ANC they are keeping you in the gutters.~

      downwiththeANC - 2012-06-29 23:22

      The only thing Africa seems to be good at is civil war, famine, disease, illiteracy and crime....Africa reallt is in a big mess.

      gieljam.gomtor - 2012-06-30 11:15

      Is it the "branches" or the users/ re-presenters who are definitely in a continuous transition? By the looks of it , down one way to chaos and destruction ... I've said it many a time and I'll say it again here the main problem and cause of all this misery is the uncontrolled population explosion by people who have no idea of how an economy works and think someone else is responsible for their upkeep and to sort out their problem

      Vince.York - 2012-07-01 21:21

      This zuma ANC has FAILED at everything and as it teeters on the edge of DESPERATION, it will stop at nothing to strip the last remaining wealth out of the country using the easiest and only means it knows how to - "Propaganda, Division of Society, Legitimizing Theft, Reinstatement of Tribal Paternalism" riding high on indian's financial controlling. There is NOTHING clever in what is being proposed - other than to appeal to the masses politicized hyper-sensitivity for ever greater populist 'castles in the sky'.

      mzondistanley - 2012-07-09 12:24

      Under white Rule no Black man was welcome to share the so called small cake only to exist as a House Girl and Garden Boy!!

      teboh.rapheal - 2012-07-31 11:54

      DOWNWITHTHE anc THE ARYAN PEOPLE IN AFRICA DID NOT COME WITH LAND .BUT EMPTY HANDED.the land belong to authentic africans .so it is normal for the anc to take the land and give it back to its rightful the way if africans where historically conscious.we would have expelled to the list aryan from south africa in 1994.we are in dificulties because of displaying a lot of humanity towards insane dont pity aryans but punish them properly.

  • smili.fication - 2012-06-29 19:10

    The ANC is full of dirty money grubbing thieves who deserve to be hung! This second transition/phase is more propaganda they spew (false promises) to woe uneducated/poor voters. And if their economic policies are brought into reality (without opposition) the economy would collapse.

  • victor.tamaranui - 2012-06-29 19:13

    The second phase of the transformation will open a New chapter in the RSA Democracy. It is long overdue to create the RSA of tomorrow.

      mark.haupt.31 - 2012-06-29 19:23

      Sad, very sad, but not unexpected. Hope you enjoy eating sand my friend. The SA of tomorrow is the Zim of today.

      chris.summers.3954 - 2012-06-29 19:24

      Like the Zimbabwe of tomorrow, the Liberia of tomorrow, the every other failed african country. Of tomorrow. But I see the necessity of this all happening without a doubt, as the average voter in SA doesn't have the mental capacity to understand the consequences. So I agree, it is long overdue that the masses get their wish, let's see where they will run to when it's all gone to the dogs. Unlike the 6 million zimbos in ZA they will not find another country down south where they can run to. Maybe "The Spear" can use his shiny jet to gap it to Europe to try beg some aid....unless it conflicts with his wives' shopping of course.

      emile.marais - 2012-06-29 19:25

      Let's hope that the RSA of tomorrow include ALL South African citizens.

      theandystokes - 2012-06-29 19:37 <-- Now imagine all of SA like that... Thank goodness Cape Town is not in the hands of the ANC!

      Sam - 2012-06-29 20:13

      @MarkH,Chris,BENNIE Let me tell you a truth,Land grab was started by whites in pre94, as result scores of black people suffered of unemployement,hunger,poverty,etc Today you are afraid of land expropriation whereas it was started by

      downwiththeANC - 2012-06-29 23:23 a nincompoop imbecile plonker....

  • DawieBlue - 2012-06-29 19:15

    Transition FROM a bunch of thieving bastards TO conscientious public servants who will actually do what they are paid for.

  • mark.haupt.31 - 2012-06-29 19:20

    Zuma is an idiot but then so are his supporters which begs the question - are we a nation of fools led by a fool or are we just stupid and think he's not as stupid as he acts? The answer could determine your destiny so think about it. With your brain of course, feet don't count.

      chris.summers.3954 - 2012-06-29 19:27

      Zuma is not stupid, however is motive is simple self preservation of his lifestyle and keeping his ass out of any court addressing the Arms Deal. Hence he tells the masses what they want to hear, and if SA has to burn to protect Zuma, then that is a price he is willing to pay. Hardly news, happened how many times before on this continent, the modus operandi is always the same, as is the result.

  • sizwe.bwana - 2012-06-29 19:27

    Radical change = zero corruption, delivery of promises and textbooks, no more tenderpreneurs, no more blue lights, no more wives, no waste on parties, no more lies. Failure to pass audit ends in expulsion. No criminals in parliament. No more toll roads. No more waste of money. No more beggars. No more illegal taking our jobs. No more rhino poaching.

      christo.stone - 2012-06-29 19:35

      That would be the ultimate change.

  • mark.haupt.31 - 2012-06-29 19:37

    Dear comrade Zuma, please explain your understanding of 2nd phase, transition, economic freedom, sustainability and Einstein's theory of relativity. Actually if you can spell "stupid" I'd be impressed.

  • Martin - 2012-06-29 19:45

    The "challenges" of poverty, inequality and employment persisted. they would do when wanting to spend R2billion on aeroplanes for the the select few. And when the election comes, a few handouts of cheap t-shirts and measely food parcels will have the same down trodden poor clambering to make their 'x' next to the ANC in the vain hope that their lives will improve. An 'x' is all they know because we don't have scholls or proper education as long as the money grubbing politicos steal all for themselves and their cronies.

  • mantsho.tlali - 2012-06-29 19:46

    Zuma's speech was all about votes,he just want to be re-elected and continue messing up the country. He will never allow economy to collapse under his rule, because that will make him look more stupid.l was listening to him very well the tone of his voice, he might talk about this radical changes but he has a fear of something.The only one thing that l can say he is definately sure about,it's his second term, and he will get it no matter what.

      jenny.webbe - 2012-06-29 19:50

      You are right my friend - all he cares about is his every-growing family and getting his money out of SA when the ---- hits the fan.

      Sam - 2012-06-29 20:22

      Im convince you did nt listen , one of the things he emphsised was people like you who dont know ANC . if you bothered to read thoroughly the doc on the sec transition, you would nt come with this phobias

      mantsho.tlali - 2012-06-29 21:45

      @sam Are you idiot or something, They are in power for 18rs, how can the people not know them, they cannot rule, they are corrupt.l did'nt take that point seriously, l am shocked you did!

  • Carlton - 2012-06-29 19:47

    What the anc really means is, instead of skimming from the top they are going straight for the cream.

  • nettie.potgieter.5 - 2012-06-29 19:53

    The only radical change that will safe SA is to get rid of the ANC and replace it with 'n political party that realy care for the people. What is clear is that the ANC will never change they will always think like a liberation movement and what we need a democratic gowerment.

  • fred.warren.986 - 2012-06-29 20:01

    "ANC reaffirms radical change" downhill. In every African country where the natives have taken power there has been an initial spurt of economic growth and optimism. However as corruption, fraud and incompetence take their toll and things start falling apart, they look for scapegoats i.e. the whites. It has happened in most African countries and it will happen here too. Better get your visas organised.

  • tree.rat.3 - 2012-06-29 20:04

    The interesting thing is that most white males became wealthy after 1994 as a result of ANC economic policies and new economic freedom once the sanctions were lifted, not because of apartheid. There is a handful of people who benefitted from apartheid, but I often wonder if they even live in South Africa anymore. Chasing away the white man is not very clever because you lose the tax base and skills base. Unfortunately there is nothing that can be done because they have already convinced themselves otherwise.

  • Stewart Croucamp - 2012-06-29 20:05

    Poor, poor South Africa - the land we once loved.

  • sean.bezuidenhout - 2012-06-29 20:06

    I told you that free houses, microwaves and washing machines would not appease the masses this time, our new 50 year 2nd transition plan has worked just the trick, we now have plenty of time!! Look all the provinces have bought into it, now I can continue building my city and I want a runway for my new two Billion Rand Jet as well. Life is good in Africa! Eish!

  • anthonycharles.williams - 2012-06-29 20:10

    the only change you need is me f@cking you back, and then and only then can we move forward... dipsh$t

  • BulletProof. - 2012-06-29 20:15

    Electoral campaign on the horizon all this years and the transition was for worse. MORE LIES!!!!.

  • elkita.robbertse - 2012-06-29 20:23

    It is too late egghead Zuma.You are not going to make it.You are a shame to all south africans.Don't take my words as a compliment again.It is really an insult you dumb bean.

  • keithronald.wildschut - 2012-06-29 20:53

    Instead of being positive about our country we openly declare misery.What we declare;what we pronounce will come to fruition and unfortunately not all will be able to emigrate.Where does it leave us?We the peace loving South Africans from all walks of life to bury the racial hachet and work together tirelessly tomake this the best country possible.If not our children and their children will be doomed to a dark future.Lets get rid of the negativity and become more positive and make this country work.Together we can make.I know there is a lot of goodwill amongst us all and we will succeed.

  • Mike - 2012-06-29 20:58

    'the "challenges" of poverty, inequality and employment persisted.' What about the "challenge" of the high crime rate? Another challenge unfaced.

  • Etienne En Anneline Gouws - 2012-06-29 21:19

    So the place/land I am born in is automatically mine?? It does not work like that!

  • Lennon Chenga - 2012-06-30 00:33

    Zuma? Really? Maybe when a president is sworn in he should be given a mandate for the particular statements he made to be voted in, once he completes that he passes on the torch! U made promises that u have not fulfilled, do that then campaign for what u r saying now! Don't change goalposts!!

  • mzondistanley - 2012-07-09 12:27

    Allow Black People though with less or no education, to Mismanage their Mother Land why should you Protect your selves as Educated Races yes you do not through even a bone away towards a Black Man except your Bull Dogs!!

      teboh.rapheal - 2012-07-31 12:03

      MZIMBE58 if aryans where educated like you think.would they have succeeded in distroying 100 million indians for thier land?an educated person is some one who has the capacity to distinguish right from wrong.not mercantilist whoes conscience has been distroyed in capitalistic schools to distroy others.when africa was managed by authentic africans who where not yet contaminated by aryan culture and education.the word curuption was inexistent in africa.succeess was seen in cominuty terms not individually.this is where africans must reappropriate thier thinking .in oder to fit into the dominant capitalistic system without being self distructive or falling victim to egoism .the mental structure of africans must be classically african.

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