The African National Congress has proposed to revise the party’s strategy and tactics to fasten radical socioeconomic transformation to improve the lives of South Africans in the forthcoming party national congress.

Nathi Mthethwa, chairperson of the ANC national executive committee (NEC) subcommittee on strategy and tactics, briefed the media in Johannesburg on Thursday.

“Continuing transformation and strengthening of the state machinery, including state owned enterprises, is fundamental to speeding up the implementation of programs of social change in the context of the second phase of radical socioeconomic transformation,” said Mthethwa.

The ANC will hold the national congress on December 16-20, 2017.

There have been many cases of uncompetitive behavior of collusion in various sectors. The ruling party is proposing to strengthen the Competition Commission to deal with business involved in collusion.

Mthethwa said they are also pushing for the amendment of the Banking Act which prohibits the establishment of a state bank. He said, “The draft document makes a recommendation that the competition authorities have to be strengthened to be able to discipline capital. We cannot continue with the status quo.”

Mthethwa said they also want to come out of the congress strengthened with their alliance partners. ANC is in alliance with South African Communist party (SACP), South African National Civic Organization (Sanco) and the Congress of the South African trade Unions (Cosatu).

They are also proposing to strengthen political education to develop the party members ideologically. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/



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