The National Policy Conference, attended by just over 2,000 delegates, saw the party delve into issues that will be discussed again at its end-of-year national convention with the intention of the party developing final recommendations.
Nationalization of the SARB
The ANC reaffirmed its position that the South African Reserve Bank should be nationalized at a political conference. The ANC’s 54th conference decided in 2017 to move it to full state ownership, but has yet to implement the decision.
Empowerment and empowerment of women
Delegates agreed to continue to empower women economically, politically, socially and culturally. Among other things, the conference pushed for the application of global rules equality legislation which ensures that procurement processes more effectively empower women economically.
Anti-corruption and transparency
Recommendations that have been put forward by the Peace and Stability Commission for their next conference in December include; strengthen the Integrity Commission; forming an internal anti-corruption emergency and stabilization of the State Security Agency (ASS).
Tougher Penalties for Sex Offenses
The ANC’s social transformation sub-committee wants rapists chemically castrated. Committee chairperson Lindiwe Sisulu submitted the proposal to the party’s policy conference.
ANC Reinstatement and Membership Criteria
The general manager of the party, Febe Potgieter, reported on discussions that had taken place on the renewal and shared some proposals from delegates. Stricter requirements for membership application have been suggested, which may require members to re-apply and be vetted before joining the party.
Intensify walking assistance
ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the general opinion was that the the withdrawal rule is retained. This means provinces such as KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo have been defeated in their quest to have the rule scrapped.
Agrarian Reform Legislation
The allowance for land expropriation without compensation was approved, with the party seeking ways to pass the bill. “We must use the means available, including the new expropriation bill, to accelerate land redistribution,” Ramaphosa said.
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Carbon reduction and renewable energy
The ANC conference endorsed the government’s recently announced actions to improve the performance of Eskom’s existing power plants and add new generation capacity to the grid as soon as possible. He affirmed the need for a diverse mix of energy sources and a just transition to a low-carbon economy that provides energy security, protects jobs and livelihoods and does not undermine industrial development. from South Africa. DM