preparation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Radebe said
the document stressed that technological advances must be
utilized to address poverty, inequality and unemployment.
The ANC also proposes the speedy establishment of an
integrity and ethics management office and building requisite
capacity at all levels of government, including a lifestyle
audit of senior public servants in the fight against corruption.
The party also intends to gain loss ground by strengthening
their electoral strategy and set up an electoral college which
will make a decision to reject or accept the candidate submitted
Ayanda Dlodlo, chairperson of the ANC Legislature and
Governance Subcommittee, said:
"We want to have a policy on coalition on negotiable and
"We want to develop a document which will guide us on how the
team has to be constituted."
Last year, the opposition political parties formed coalitions
and defeated the ANC in some strategic municipalities during the
local government elections.
Enoch Godongwana, chairperson of the ANC Economic
Transformation Subcommittee said they want to return the land to
the people, and all the land that was illegally acquired or used
for crime will be taken without compensation.
The ANC will consult analysts this week to discuss the
documents before visiting different fields of people, including
the media, to engage their proposals.
South Africa ruling party
calls for discipline and unity
JOHANNESBURG South Africa (Xinhua) --
South Africa’s ruling party, the African National
Congress(ANC), urged its members on Sunday to follow the
disciplines and the organizational policies.
ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu made the remarks at a press
conference, after its Women’s League has nominated and continued
to campaign for Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma to be the next president
of the party and of the country.
The ANC asks its members not to nominate or campaign for
anyone and can only do so at the right time.
Moreover, the Women’s League, together with the ANC’s Youth
League, have accused the country’s Finance Minister, Pravin
Gordhan, of supporting white monopoly capital and called for his
Calling that "indiscipline," Mthembu called on all ANC
members to keep quiet and adhere to what the leadership has
Mthembu said party members should desist from attacking each
other in the public, adding that:
"You can criticize me in whatever manner in the National
Executive Council meetings."
Jeff Radebe, ANC’s Head of Policy and Minister in the
Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, aired
Lindiwe Sisulu, chairperson of the ANC Social Transformation
Subcommittee, said they are yearning for a time when all party
members would be disciplined and follow the party protocols.
The call for discipline and unity within the ruling party
came on the same day with the party’s announcement of a
discussion document, aimed at generating policy changes in
improving its social, economic and political performance.
The ruling party will probably call for presidential
nominations after a national policy conference scheduled from
June 30 to July 5.
South Africa ruling party
vows to address internal challenges
CAPE TOWN South Africa (Xinhua) --
The ruling African National Congress
(ANC) on Sunday launched its policy strategy, vowing to address
its own internal challenges.
The strategy, known as Discussion Documents, recognizes that
the ANC is increasingly losing the trust of the people as
illustrated by declining electoral performance and intense
This refers to the Local Government Election last year in
which the ANC lost some major cities such as Johannesburg,
Pretoria and the Nelson Mandela Bay. The ANC has thus came under
criticism for arrogance, nepotism, corruption and inability.
The Documents list a series of internal challenges confronted
by the ANC such as social distance between leaders and members,
widespread corruption, poor performance in government and abuse
of organizational processes for personal gain.
These challenges "will contribute to the ANC’s demise if left
unattended", the party warned.
"The organization must act urgently to restore its moral
character, to win back the trust of the people and to ensure
that the ANC is structured optimally to remain the leader of the
motive forces for change," the ANC said.
The ANC launched the Discussion Papers in order to inform
debate and discussion towards the 2017 National Policy
Conference, to be held from June 30 to July 5 this year, ANC
national spokesperson Zizi Kodwa said.
It is only the National Conference of the ANC that adopts
"The ANC looks forward to wide-ranging discussions,
highlighting divergent views and intense debate on its policy
proposals and we trust that the organization and the nation will
emerge from this process with a united, common vision of our
country’s developmental trajectory," Kodwa said.
The documents propose that the ANC should maintain its dual
character as a national liberation movement and a political
party, specifically as access to state power.
The paper acknowledges that South Africa has not made enough
progress in reducing unemployment and inequality.
The paper stresses the need to increase wages and broad-based
ownership and control of the economy.
The ANC’s programme to transform South Africa’s society and
economy must, therefore, be judged on the extent to which it
radically and systematically improves the lives and
opportunities of those who are marginalized and excluded,
according to the paper.
The paper proposes a series of measures to ensure that the
ANC strengthen radical economic transformation.
These measures aim to reduce unemployment and specifically
youth unemployment, return the land to the people and increase
black ownership and control in the economy, among others, the
At the heart of the Discussion Documents remain the ANC’s
call for the second phase of the National Democratic Revolution
that requires a more intense focus on the full radical economic
and social transformation of the country.
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