KZN ANC to push for changes
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.