Amina Accram - 29 May 2022
ANC head of economic transformation, Mmamoloko Kubayi.
The African National Congress (ANC) has defended its latest draft economic policy document. The document which is yet to be discussed proposes changes in Skills Development, Small business, and digital transformation.
The document also proposes modernising the country’s Post Office, making it more digital-friendly and even transforming it in some places into an internet café.
ANC communications sub-committee member Dakota Legoete says the ANC is currently tabling its discussion policy documents under severe economic constraints.
He further elaborates, “We are having a challenge of floods, slow economic growth and I think this is the context that you will have to understand that as the governing party, we have the burden of leadership and responsibility to ensure that we deal with all of these challenges. We are at a stage where we are dealing with intermediate electricity supply which has a negative impact on the economy.”
ANC engages stakeholders Before its policy conference at the end of July, the ANC has begun to engage stakeholders on its Economic Transformation and Battle of Ideas policy papers. It intends to solicit feedback from a cross-section of society on its policy ideas in order to shape and direct them.
It claims that its policy positions are derived from the Freedom Charter, which states that all citizens should share in the country’s wealth. According to the ANC, energy security is a top priority, as are the traditional scourges of unemployment, poverty, and inequality as SABC News’ Nompumelelo Siziba reports.
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