Zuma touts his 'second transition'

2012-06-10 22:27

Johannesburg - The ANC must approach its national conference in the same serious manner that it had approached its founding conference in 1912, President Jacob Zuma said on Sunday.

"We must approach the conference with a view to find[ing] solutions for the nation," he said.

He was speaking at the national policy conference of the National Education, Health and Allied workers Union (Nehawu) in Boksburg.

The African National Congress would hold its national conference in Mangaung at the end of the year and its policy conference would be held in Midrand at the end of June.

Zuma said the policy conference must come with better policies for the ANC and the country, and that the policy document on the "second transition" was critical.

"The document tackles challenges facing the ANC and the country. It reviews historic landmarks of the ANC, and takes a view of the future of South Africa."

Zuma said that regardless of political gains made in 1994 there were still problems of unemployment, inequalities, and poverty.

"We must build a country, and we must lead the social and economic transformation."


He said the policy conference must also debate an economic model suitable for the country. He urged Nehawu members not to shy away from activities of the ANC at branch levels.

Zuma said the ANC must lead the second transition like it did in the first transition of bringing freedom.

"We must be people driven, the people must be involved - if the people are not involved, they protest against the government."

Zuma told delegates that the ANC was at a cross-roads and needs leaders who could take it forward.

"We do not want to leave this movement into the hands of people we are not sure of...."

He said at the founding conference in 1912, delegates did not look at a person, but the task ahead.


Earlier Congress of SA Trade Unions president, S'dumo Dlamini, said the federation stood by its commitment to defend the resolution taken in Polokwane and the leadership elected.

"Comrades let me be clear on this position, Polokwane was a watershed moment bringing a shift in leadership, policy and resolution. We stand by our resolution to defend the resolution of Polokwane."

He said he hoped not to hear contradiction about their stance on the defence of Polokwane.

He introduced Zuma as a trade unionist produced by revolution.

"He is one of us because he was produced by a revolution we are part of."

Zuma walked into the hall flanked by Dlamini and Nehawu president Mzwandile Makwaeba.

Delegates dressed in red union T-shirts, burst into a song praising Zuma and waved placards calling for him to run for re-election for the second term as ANC leader in Mangaung.

  • Rabble-Rouser - 2012-06-10 22:38

    More talk with no action. Why is Zuma always showing people the finger whenever he delivers speeches?

      Squeegee - 2012-06-10 22:43

      I wish we had a president we could take seriously. Even when he makes the right sounds he does not make me want to trust him. Zipper Zuma has got to go for the sake of the country.

      Charles-Bronson - 2012-06-10 22:43

      And the task ahead is for the cANCer thief's to see how much money the can steal. Corrupted Buffoons!!!

      Abby - 2012-06-10 22:44

      Stressing a point...

      Vince - 2012-06-11 05:03

      After nearly 20 years of governing it is now even more clear that there is no plan of action and never has been! Simply a case of hit and miss and the taxpayers of this country funds this abortion of a government!

      tuco.angeleyes - 2012-06-11 07:32

      that middle finger is directed at you and me the tax payer. we should show the ANC the middle finger next elections and punish them for what they are doing to this country.

      Freddie - 2012-06-11 09:38

      Cosatu, dancing and toyi-toying in the streets will not create jobs. Neither will Zooma and his wives.

      Gavin - 2012-06-11 09:44

      wow, and how dirty is that finger nail - looks like it was pulled out of the same place his head is usually at..

      Mark - 2012-06-11 14:25

      An apt pic - a solid F-you to the public.....

  • bernpm - 2012-06-10 23:00

    Do I hear some insecurity about the future of the ANC??

      henryian73 - 2012-06-10 23:07

      Yeah they way past their sell by date.

      Amanda - 2012-06-11 06:43

      When the ANC speak about their second transformation you should be very scared. It's the part of their plan where they will start land grabs and use chaos to transform society. You can google their plan. Be very afraid.

  • Erna - 2012-06-10 23:14

    Has anyone else noticed that Zuma, president of ALL the people in SA is doing a lot of talking lately, but only to ANC alliance members and not to the people of SA? I would call that electioneering and blow the rest of us!

  • leko.dada1 - 2012-06-10 23:52

    We dont need 2050 ambitions! Mangaung conference have to make or break ANC.

      Martin - 2012-06-11 07:11

      I agree, they keep moving the goal posts, they simply buying more time for accumulating wealth for themselves and deploying their mates through the system to get some too.. Who watched carte blanche last night, like they said, frikkin journalists are the first to make some real change in sa, bhp billiton are doing for healthcare what our stolen billions are supposed to be doing by the anc on our behalf. Constant egg shell walking for corrupt criminal, top cops, possibility of a new fiance this year for the closet jacob. Where are the jobs? why does the freestate still have open toilets? does limpopo have text books yet....,whats up with discussing malemas future? or was he expelled to shut us up for a bit? Jacob needs a good year, he is a common criminal, and perhaps we can get a sponsor to give the rest of em a good year too.

  • hsebolelo - 2012-06-11 00:08

    No more news!

  • Mazimba - 2012-06-11 00:09

    Less talk more action Zipper Zuma lol

  • william.letsong.5 - 2012-06-11 00:18

    ANC President Jacob Zuma, Cosatu president, S'dumo Dlamini, Nehawu president Mzwandile Makwaeba... Yada yada ching ching! Would someone be so kind and please explain to me who the real president is? Since there are so many, I'm confuse. How it is possible for the country to be in such a mess?

      Sharon - 2012-06-11 13:05

      the one with the biggest spear

  • ewald.kruger.7 - 2012-06-11 01:12

    LOL the second transition?? But Zuma himself is still on his first transition which he'll be stuck on anyway till the second coming.

  • indianajohn - 2012-06-11 02:43

    Surely the first transition should come first. As far as I can see they never got round to it. Some people say that the ANC has done a lot for their people but imagine how much would've been done without the ANC in charge! In fact we now need a preliminary transition just to fix everything they've broken so that we can finally begin the original transition, as advertised to the masses who deserve so much more.

  • herman.brummer - 2012-06-11 03:25

    More talk, no action, just reading his speech which he did not write while giving us the middle finger! anCANER

  • thabojames.mohanoe - 2012-06-11 03:30

    If Zuma gets second term, DA wil rule come next election. To hell with smooth talking.

      Iceberg - 2012-06-11 13:01

      Thabo, I'm afraid he will be selected for a second term. There is no alternative at the moment. I've heard some very unflattering things about Mr Sexwale and the deputy president has no backbone. This might be good for the DA but as a country we are going to suffer.

      Martin - 2012-06-11 13:06

      iceberg, the poor folks need to risre against their oppressors, he is gonna make new promises, create task teams again....they will do studies, and eat cake, the same promises promised 20yrs ago have not been delivered

  • Phelamanga - 2012-06-11 05:33

    What is conveniently forgotten is that in 1912 the ANC's founding organisation was made up of highly educated and intelligent men and women who would have never contemplated socialism. The Polokwane conference was a transition in the ANC from that kind of principled and intelligent leadership to the leadership of the lowest common denominator. The will to govern has been usurped by the will to enrich a small, corrupt, decadent minority elite who hide behind socialist rhetoric to bulldust the majority into believing that their economic imposition will work, while they become richer and the country becomes poorer. The second transition for the ANC is to elect leaders who are intelligent, not sly, competent, not complacent, and selfless, not selfish. Above all, they should be bold enough to break with the past and deal with the present. Somehow this is not possible, because the ANC is still locked in the mindset of the past.

  • Ntobane Setabola - 2012-06-11 05:45

    Surely I tell yall the truth,giving Zuma a second term is suicidal!

  • dennis.vermaak.5 - 2012-06-11 05:47

    The first transition turned out to be a massive flop for most SO what will the second trasnsition bring ...... MORE MILLIONAIRS ??

  • marie.hlaka - 2012-06-11 05:49

    To the PRESIDENT ZUMA\r\nI think I have a solution to eradicate rape, theft, teenage pregnancies and hiv/aids.after analysing all the problem that children and youth at large are facing.I believe In strong foundation when building a house so it wiLl needs strong foundation in building a better future for our nation.I meet with youth every sunday where we sitdown and talk about the problems that they are faced with and help in anyway that I can. But now I'm faced with huge one that I cannot help with I need help in order to save this poor children \r\nI will be happy if I could get a chance to voice out my views and opoinions to everyone who can help\r\nYours MARIE HLAKA (diepsloot)

  • Christopher - 2012-06-11 05:55

    We don't want zumgwandashe,they misleading The movement nd the country s well

  • ptmakgato - 2012-06-11 06:12

    Mr Zuma, together with the ANC u have been preaching for a long time now, when are u going to start acting? You always have points but your problem is that u lack action. As for my side u all had a chance to do better...its time to say goodbye to ANC

  • gregory.jurgens - 2012-06-11 06:27

    More clap trap crap.

  • Mark McDonogh - 2012-06-11 06:27

    The most important objective at the moment is to encourage all eligible younger voters to realize that they are the future leaders of South Africa. By one single act of voting for change will position them to have better role models that are not given positions to self-reward and hoodwink the poor that they are being looked after. Change comes by voting for change. Vote for entrenched corruption and that is what you will get. Vote for accountable change and we will get good governance with a new dispensation of government. Come on young South Africal. VOTE FOR CHANGE. IT CANNOT HAPPEN ANY OTHER WAY NO MATTER HOW MUCH WE COMPLAIN AND BELITTLE THOSE IN POWER

  • Stuart - 2012-06-11 06:28

    Zuma is a crowd pleaser. He says what the zulus, xhosas, afrikaners, english want to hear and everyone is pleased for a time but then he does nothing. This is not what South Africa needs in a President. We demand more, we demand a leader who takes a stand and makes decisions. Even if the decisions are not what "I" want to hear! Show some balls! Make us proud!

  • Hermann - 2012-06-11 06:29

    Looks like Zuma is preparing the way for his exit in December.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-06-11 06:59

      Let's hope not, the alterrnative will be a DISASTER !!!

      Fussed - 2012-06-11 07:38

      Why, whats wrong with the DA?

      Ditoa-re - 2012-06-11 08:12

      Huh FUSSED FUSSED FUSSED you don't know what wrong with DA? The present black generation is not in a position to trust whites even if they promise to bring Sun-city and Hollywood at their doorstep, it just don't gonna work, what had hapened had hapened we can't reverse it, in 200years to come maybe you can talk

      antin.herinck - 2012-06-11 08:47

      Ditoa-re, If I were you, seeing what the ANC does to your black brothers and sisters, I would not worry about "trusting whites". You and yours are clueless about what awaits ALL of us, within the next ten years -And even if it will affect the whole of SA, it will affect us less badly. I'm talking SERIOUS poverty and STARVATION in SA. The money is running slowly but surely out. There's only so much left for us to give to you chaps. (by paying taxes) And even if you'd rob us of all we have, it will only make you last two years longer, then: BOOM! But thanks for confirming what many of us already know. Having the capacity to see beyond race, to see policies and an administration that will WORK takes vision a and a measure of intellect. And sadly that is not in supply amongst the majority of SA. So go on, and see where this ANC-lot will get you.....

  • pieter.joubert.7549 - 2012-06-11 06:48

    I'm glad some poeple knew what he was talking about, and hopefully he knews himself. At one stage it sounded like he was critizing himself

  • mzuvukile.mbanjana - 2012-06-11 06:50

    I would be very pleased if JZ condemned those placards calling on him to stand for the second term. Sdumo is going around confusing workers. Cosatu resolution on Polokwane leadership has nothing to do with the leadership to be elected in Mangaung. Cosatu through its secretary has been clear that, as of now is support no particular fraction going to Mangaung. Sdumo must be very clear when he speaks and put issues into context.

  • skhumbuzo.khalanga - 2012-06-11 07:04

    The worst president the ANC has ever had!

  • Brad.Kopping - 2012-06-11 07:28

    I didn't even bother reading past the first line where zuma said that the ANC must find solutions to nation building...I know EXACTLY where the article is heading an wat its about. Promises promises promises, talk talk talk...blah blah blah...

  • Innocent - 2012-06-11 07:30

    Sdumo Dlamini need a self introspection,why always tells Nehawu deligates not elect any leaders at December Mangaung but Polokwane endorse by a joke

  • Jan - 2012-06-11 07:42

    Stop Corruption. Don't vote ANC.

  • Vince.York - 2012-06-11 07:42

    The "movement" has turned into a 'morning movement' and is being flushed away with the entire anc. zuma's new thieving brutal racist anc has led the way to develop ONLY an attitude of sheer entitlement (evidenced by the imminent court cases re-approaching J. Zuma & the other cases whereby his family are having all their assets seized) no differently than the party & the government that they have foisted upon everyone. The only thing left to do now, is to have some allied cabals change the constitution to legitimize THEFT BY BEE connected allies as did Mugabe and then ruin whatever remains of SA. This is NOW on your doorstep. Make no error, no matter that the government is selective in a few nationlaised departments and the money dealings on that macro level, / they have bankrupted the country and removed all the avenues for individual young black people to make good honest real business - AND WILL DICTATE YOUR LIVES FROM HERE FORWARD. Enjoy your African version of communism. OR Make a concerted effort to demonstrate how unsuitable all the talk with no action, by using the vote to balance the political playing field evenly - STOP having some zuma or political black name and image forced down your gullet and eye every second of the day - change to internationally accepted levels of life, business and politics again. SA is on the verge of being rejected internationally so do take care, we are already at the bottom of the list of desirable african business prospects = NO JOBS

      antin.herinck - 2012-06-11 08:53

      Amen, Vince, amen. 'Glad you make it look less bad than the future of SA actually could be. No really, positively rosy compared to what it probably will be.

  • johann.visser.98 - 2012-06-11 07:43

    Zuma talk is cheat we South African are not stupid,We live and strike for freedom and we want to be free of corruption,bad policing,stealing taxpayers money.We want to grow as a nation black,white,indian,coulerd......We need a New Goverment that can provide not a bunch of THIEVES that are in it for themsels and bugger the rest .....RSA can be so much BETTER!!!!!

  • Kuno - 2012-06-11 07:49

    "We must approach the conference with a view to find[ing] solutions for the nation," he said. Get rid of the ANC, book them into prison and let someone who has the knowledge, ability, drive and understanding run the country. Does the ANC ever get it that it is not about ANC, but about the country. Revolution is over for years... so can they get over it.

  • Zahir - 2012-06-11 07:52

    Zuma message is the same as we have heard before the second transition seems like the road to nowhere under the current anc govt

  • Andrew - 2012-06-11 07:53

    Forget all these fancy terms just fix health, education and service delivery and don't waste time having conferences. Just get on with the job you are supposed and paid to do!!!!

  • nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-06-11 08:11

    The ANC talk about a second transition, they have failed hopelessly at the 1st transition, besides you don't spend 18 years gaining political control before you do anything else, they should have spent 18 months sorting out the Govt & then start fixing education, crime, job creation, foreign investment, infrastructure, health care, nation building, food production etc. But no, they did NONE of this, they just plundered, partied, bought cars, nice houses, gave jobs to pals & now where are we, NOWHERE, our schools don't even have text books, the ANC & its alliance parties are destroying jobs & fighting with each other for power, corruption is out of control, Limpopo is a failed province with EC next, racism is at an all time high, & we have a few rich cadres that are trying to overthrow the Govt, & implement suicidal resolutions (Polekwane) that will destroy the country in 10 years, YOU HAVE FAILED THE COUNRTY ANC, your alliance partners are the main culprits, Cosatu & the ANCYL put Zuma in power, they tried to take over from the ANC with radical policies that divide the nation, distribute wealth & basically reduce it down to the lowest common denominator. The ANC's leadership vacuum has caused this & the YL, Cosatu & the SACP have all taken advantage of this & tried to steal power, now they fight for the scraps that are left, wake up voters, the DA is the only hope, evota DA !!!!!!

  • Allan - 2012-06-11 08:17

    The second and economic transition should be about creating more businesses and less about dividing existing businesses - how to bake more pie's rather than trying to give more and more people a small piece of the ever decreasing existing pie.

  • antin.herinck - 2012-06-11 08:30

    The sheer amount of clap-trap, vacuous rhetoric, hollow crap, meaningless shyte, transparent cluelessness, perspicacious twak. weakminded snert and good old ANC-doublespeak we have to suffer again is hard to swallow. In fact you need you head read if ANY of this crap is seen as significant by you. Stands out: "there were still problems of unemployment, inequalities, and poverty." You don't say, Zoomer man, where -here in SA? At least they managed to wipe out "inequality" between the ANC leadership: All steal SA equally blind, all are equally without the decency and the integrity to truly care one bit, and of course all are equally clueless how to go about getting SA out of the mess they made so much worse. Note how our Leaders of the Alliance speak (and think) past each other. Zoomer: "We must approach the conference with a view to find[ing] solutions for the nation," (Like, we have no solutions now.) S'dumo Dlamini: "Polokwane was a watershed moment bringing a shift in leadership, policy and resolution. We stand by our resolution to defend the resolution of Polokwane." (Like what they resolved to resolve was a good resolution-and worth re-resolving. No need to resolve to make changes in Polokwane resolutions. Steady as she don't go, even if we don't have resolutions that are solutions.) Blah, blah, more blah.

  • Wehan Van Greunen - 2012-06-11 08:32

    hope its not empty promises again!truth he had a chance!fact is the system sucks!ill vote for the future and it does not spell anc anymore.THE END

  • charmaine.mcdonald2 - 2012-06-11 08:36

    The best advice for our President is that he must address the criminals in our Country if he wants support from the people. It is the crime rate in South Africa which should be on top of his list.

  • Paulo - 2012-06-11 08:42

    2nd transition??? what a load of cramp, it's simple Mr. President. Job's crime, health and stop your corruption. as easy as 1,2, need to use vauge statements like 2nd transistion.

  • Victor - 2012-06-11 09:27

    Blah Blah Blah Blah !!!!

  • Gavin - 2012-06-11 09:41

    the 'second transition' will include things like: stealing by government officials will no longer be a crime ANC officials will be required to have criminal record ANC officials will be required to be fat, lazy and stupid ANC officials will be required to drive really expensive cars ANC officials will have bottomless credit cards basically, they will be twice as f'ing useless as they are currently. the reason shows SA the bird so often, is he has nothing but for contempt for you and I - he's thinking - how dare they question me - he fails to realise is that he works for the people, not the other way around.

  • fuzile.matoto - 2012-06-11 10:06

    I think JZ must go his time is up, he should just follow Malema to the wilderness. It's time for this country to work. If the ANC wants to be part of the solution for this country they'll have to produce better leaders in Bloemfontein.

  • ronn.lebese - 2012-06-11 12:54

    Hei! Mr President, is time for change. ANC stays, you leave and another person take main objective of the ANC forward.

  • Mark - 2012-06-11 14:24

    An apt pic - an F-you to the public.....

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