KZN ANC to push for changes

The New Age (KwaZulu-Natal) - - Front Page - SIHLE MAVUSO sih­lem@the­

THE ANC del­e­gates from KwaZu­luNatal will be push­ing the rad­i­cal eco­nomic trans­for­ma­tion agenda and changes to some struc­tures of the party at the ANC pol­icy con­fer­ence which starts in Jo­han­nes­burg to­day.

Pro­vin­cial deputy sec­re­tary Mluleki Ndobe, speak­ing from Soweto yes­ter­day, said they would stick to ma­jor mat­ters like rad­i­cal eco­nomic trans­for­ma­tion, land re­dis­tri­bu­tion and or­gan­i­sa­tional re­newal as the party needs to adapt to chang­ing times.

“We will be push­ing for con­crete poli­cies like rad­i­cal eco­nomic trans­for­ma­tion, and land re­dis­tri­bu­tion.

“On the is­sue of trans­for­ma­tion, we will have to look at in white mo­nop­oly cap­i­tal as there is a de­bate whether it has a colour or not. We as KZN say mo­nop­oly cap­i­tal is white and that needs to be looked at the con­fer­ence,” Ndobe said.

To re­new the or­gan­i­sa­tion in or­der to face chal­lenges, the pro­vin­cial ANC will also lobby for the cre­ation of two deputy sec­re­tary gen­eral posts.

“One deputy sec­re­tary gen­eral will deal with mon­i­tor­ing and eval­u­a­tion while the other one will fo­cus on cam­paigns and re­lated stuff,” Ndobe said.

The prov­ince, the big­gest ANC re­gion, has sent 508 del­e­gates from 870 branches to the con­fer­ence.

Po­lit­i­cal an­a­lyst Sithem­biso Mad­lala, of the Dur­ban-based Democ­racy De­vel­op­ment Pro­gramme, warned that po­lit­i­cal ma­tu­rity was re­quired from all war­ring fac­tions in the party as they touch on is­sues like rad­i­cal eco­nomic trans­for­ma­tion.

He pre­dicted that the is­sue of mo­nop­oly cap­i­tal will pop up and spark de­bate on its colour. Mad­lala said in or­der to avoid a sit­u­a­tion where the de­bate is bogged down by dif­fer­ences and po­lit­i­cal jar­gon, del­e­gates need to ap­proach the gath­er­ing with ma­tu­rity.


SPARK DE­BATE: ANC KZN deputy sec­re­tary Mluleki Ndobe.

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