ANC op­por­tu­nity to re­build it­self

The Star Early Edition - - LETTERS - Tom Mh­langa

TO­DAY, JUNE 30, the ANC will be start­ing its pol­icy con­fer­ence.

The con­fer­ence can be re­garded as the wa­ter­shed one for the or­gan­i­sa­tion by the cur­rent stan­dard.

The coun­try and the world over will be watch­ing with keen in­ter­est as to what pol­icy ad­vances will emerge from this con­fer­ence.

In­vestors and non-in­vestors will be in­ter­ested to know how the or­gan­i­sa­tion will pur­sue what it calls rad­i­cal eco­nomic trans­for­ma­tion or whether the con­cept of white monopoly cap­i­tal will be given full mean­ing.

For the or­di­nary per­son on the street, all this doesn’t mat­ter if they don’t change their liv­ing con­di­tions for the bet­ter. In essence, the ANC should do away with fac­tional pol­i­tics and re­build it­self to re­gain trust among the elec­torate. This con­fer­ence will break or mend the or­gan­i­sa­tion be­fore the De­cem­ber elec­tive con­fer­ence.

This will be the ANC’s chance to also re­gain trust from its al­liance part­ners. Its ma­tu­rity will be very well tested here. Braam­fontein

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