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South Africa has experienced three waves of migration and the most significant one is the “Third Wave” that began in 2005.
ANC’s Migration Dilemmas in the 21st Century and the Future of Work

Traditionally, migration has tended to be South-North but of late there is an increased shift of South-South migration writes Tamuka Chirimambowa

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ANC Policy conference: Latest News

Get all the latest News on the ANC policy conference

The ANC will hold its 5th National Policy Conference from 30 June to 5 July 2017.
ANC Policy conference: All the discussion documents

Read all the ANC discussion documents as the party readies for the National Policy Conference.

The subcommittee says the step is necessary, given the scale and complexity of delivery across three spheres of government.
ANC NEC subcommittee calls for a stronger presidency

The ANC NEC governance subcommittee has asked for the Presidency to be strengthened to ensure it best runs the heart of government

Chairperson of the ANC's NEC sub-committee on legislature and governance, Ayanda Dlodlo,
ANC discusses ways of combatting corruption: Dlodlo

ANC is discussing ways of combating corruption in both the public and private sectors.

African National Congress Subcommittee on Social Transformation chairperson Lindiwe Sisulu, addressing the media at Luthuli House in Johannesburg on Sunday.
ANC working towards eradicating racism

The ANC say they would like to deal with the issue of the creation of a national identity that we are African, that all of us belong to South Africa. Hopefully by the end of 2030.

The ANC believes the new social media policy will ensure that members adhere to the party's code of conduct.
ANC to push forward with a social media policy

The African National Congress says the adoption of the envisaged social media policy will ensure that party leaders do not use the platform to attack and embarrass the ruling party.

African National Congress’s chairperson for economic transformation committee, Enoch Godongwana.
Private interests hindering on economic transformation: Godongwana

The idea of radical economic transformation has been at the centre of ANC policies for years, but it has never been implemented.

Fikile Mbalula says the ruling party is capable of renewing itself without losing its character
ANC will need to reinvent itself: Mbalula

African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee member, Fikile Mbalula, says the political life of the ruling party revolves around factional battles for power.

The MK steering committee's Siphiwe Nyanda says committee is calling for an urgent ANC NEC meeting to look at the current political developments in the country.
'ANC policy conference should be halted'

The Umkhonto WeSizwe National Council Steering Committee has called for the preparations of the African National Congress’ policy conference to be immediately halted.

The ANC launched its Policy Discussion Document on Organisational Renewal at Luthuli House on Sunday.
ANC admits to losing trust of South Africans

The ANC has acknowledged that it's increasingly losing the trust of South Africans and must urgently act to restore public confidence.

The party launched its discussion documents on Sunday in Johannesburg.
ANC denounces abuse of party processes for personal gain

The African National Congress (ANC) says abuse of party processes for personal gain will be looked into as it prepares for its June National Policy conference.

National Policy Conference 2017 Organisational Renewal

The Organisational Renewal Discussion Document acknowledges that the conditions under which the ANC operates have changed
STATEMENT OF THE ANC NEC SUBCOMMITTEE ON ORGANISATIONAL RENEWAL

The Organisational Renewal Discussion Document acknowledges that the conditions under which the ANC operates have changed.

Fikile Mbalula is the Chairperson: ANC NEC SubCommittee on Organisational Development
WATCH | ANC Organisational Renewal discussion policy, 23 April 2017

THE ANC’s Organisational Renewal and Design Document looks to provide synoptic perspective of the discussion document, and move on to contentious political topics for discussions.

The discussion document recognizes that the ANC is increasingly losing the trust of the people as illustrated by declining electoral performance and intense public criticism.
National Policy Conference 2017 Organisational Renewal

The Organisational Renewal Discussion Document acknowledges that the conditions under which the ANC operates have changed.

National Policy Conference 2017 Strategy and Tactics

The Discussion Document puts forward that the world is increasingly characterized by social discord, that at the heart of this social discord are tensions about the distribution of income and assets i
National Policy Conference 2017 Strategy and Tactics

The ANC’s strategic objective remains putting in place a united, non-racial, non-sexist, democratic and prosperous South Africa.

National Policy Conference 2017 Economic Transformation

Mosebenzi Zwane has come under fire for new mining rights.
New mining charter in line with radical economic transformation

The new mining charter published by Minister of Mineral Resources Mosebenzi Zwane should be applauded for moving towards placing the country’s mineral resources to the majority.

Ralph Mathekga says there is a huge gap between what is being said in public forums of the party and what is contained in the document.
No radical stance on Economic Transformation in ANC document: Analyst

The ANC’s discussion document on economic transformation does not signal a break from past policies according to Political Analyst Ralph Mathekga.  

Statement by Chairperson: ANC NEC SubCommittee on Economic Transformation, Enoch Godongwana.
Economic transformation subcommittee statement

Statement of the ANC NEC subcommittee on economic transformation on the discussion document towards the 4th national policy conference.

Enoch Godongwana – Chairs the Economic Transformation subcommittee.
WATCH | ANC economic policy document press briefing: 9 April 2017

The Economic Transformation Discussion Document reiterates the ANC’s commitment fundamentally changing the racialised and unequal structure of the South African economy.

The ANC’s programme to transform South Africa’s society and economy.
National Policy Conference 2017 Economic Transformation

The Economic Transformation Discussion Document reiterates the ANC’s commitment fundamentally changing the racialised and unequal structure of the South African economy

National Policy Conference 2017 Communications

The Communications Discussion Document focuses on how to maintain ANC hegemony in the context of a  media environment characterised by greater media convergence
Statement on the communications & battle of ideas discussion document

The ANC Discussion Document on Communications is themed “ Towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Catalysing economic growth, building an inclusive society and advancing a public discourse"

Jackson Mthembu chairs the Communications and the Battle of Ideas subcommittee
WATCH | ANC Communications & battle of ideas discussion document

The Discussion Document on Communications and the Battle of Ideas is themed “ Towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Catalysing economic growth, building an inclusive society and advancing a public

The paper emphasises that effective participation in the 4th Industrial Revolution means that technological advances must be utilized to address poverty, inequality and unemployment.
National Policy Conference 2017 Communications

The Communications Discussion Document focuses on how to maintain ANC hegemony in the context of a  media environment characterised by greater media convergence and consolidation.

National Policy Conference 2017 International Relations

SADC facilitator Cyril Ramaphosa was among those who attended Tom Thabane's inauguration.
Lesotho hailed for peaceful transfer of power

Southern African Development Community (SADC) leaders have congratulated Lesotho on a peaceful hand over of power at the inauguration of Prime Minister Tom Thabane in the capital Maseru.  

ANC sub-committee Chairperson for International Relations Edna Molewa says the mandate to withdraw South Africa from the International Criminal Court is still on track.
[WATCH] ANC continues with its efforts to withdraw SA from ICC

The African National Congress (ANC) says it will continue its efforts of withdrawing South Africa from the International Criminal Court and is following the necessary steps.

Over 70% of SA trade with BRICS is with China - that country accounts for 70% of all SA trade with the bloc.
SA trade with BRICS big but unbalanced

Over 70% of SA trade with BRICS is with China - that country accounts for 70% of all SA trade with the bloc.

International Relations Minister, Maite Nkoane Mashabane met with her Brazilian counterpart, Aloysio Nunes Ferreira in Pretoria.
SA-Brazil reaffirm strategic partnership

South Africa and Brazil have reaffirmed their strategic partnership which spans country to country co-operation.

The paper makes recommendations to ensure that foreign policy remains guided by the NDP injunction to increase foreign direct investment and attract more tourists in order to build a resilient economy
National Policy Conference 2017 International Relations

The International Relations Discussion Document reflects on the ANC’s historic mandate of progressive internationalism that shaped South Africa’s current foreign policy outlook

Policy Conference 2017 Edu, Health, Science and Technology

The ANC needs to rethink the purpose of its Policy Conference.
Legislature and Governance: Towards Presidential Centralism

What’s expected in a discussion document on legislature and governance for the upcoming ANC policy conference is an identification of the challenges and pressures that threaten democracy.

The forum is addressed by the Chairperson of the ANC NEC Subcommittee on Education and Health Comrade Naledi Pandor.
WATCH | ANC briefing on its Discussion Document on Health and Edu

The discussion forumon the Education, Health, Science, Technology and Innovation Discussion Document towards the National Policy Conference.

The discussion document is an account of the performance of the sectors of the ANC NEC Subcommittee on Education and Health, namely Basic Education; Higher Education & Training; Health; Science, Techn
ANC statement on discussion document on Edu, Health, Science and Tech

The ANC acknowledges that education & health are priorities for the ANC and the country; and that Science, Tech and Innovation is a critical catalyst of social and economic development the world over

The Education and Health Discussion Document covers four areas, i.e. (1) Science, Technology and Innovation (STI), (2) Basic Education, (3) Higher Education and (4) Health.
Policy Conference 2017 Education, Health, Science and Technology

The document highlights that most of its proposals aim at on injecting more energy into implementation in the ANC and in government

National Policy Conference 2017 Legislature & Governance

The ANC needs to rethink the purpose of its Policy Conference.
Legislature and Governance: Towards Presidential Centralism

What’s expected in a discussion document on legislature and governance for the upcoming ANC policy conference is an identification of the challenges and pressures that threaten democracy.

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Statement of the ANC NEC subcommittee on legislature and governance

Statement of the ANC NEC subcommittee on legislature and governance policy discussion document towards the national policy conference

The ANC's continuous loss in electoral support will come in sharp focus this morning as the party address the media on its Legislature and governance policy discussion document. This is ahead of next
WATCH | ANC Legislature, Governance policy discussion document

The ANC's continuous loss in electoral support will come in sharp focus this morning as the party address the media on its Legislature and governance policy discussion document. This is ahead of next

National Policy Conference 2017 Legislature and Governance
National Policy Conference 2017 Legislature and Governance

The core theme of the Legislature and Governance Discussion Document is the articulation of the people’s power through the state institutions.

National Policy Conference 2017 Social Transformation

There is still a need to effectively implement programmes and policies geared towards the development of women.
More women needed in leadership positions: ANC

The African National Congress says more women need to be part of the mainstream economy and decision-making structures in South Africa.

The ANC social transformation discussion document notes the uneven scale in SA’s creative industry, low  levels of  business skills and poor  intellectual property knowledge.
ANC tackled creative industry control

The transformation of South Africa ‘s creative industry has been slow, and control of the industry remains in minority hands, affecting the country’s culture and heritage.

Nyembezi says the policy needs to clarify the issue in a broader context of comprehensive social security.
ANC social transformation document must highlight priorities: Analyst

Some of the pointers in the social transformation document of the ANC need to be prioritised more than others according to Policy Analyst NkosiKhulule Nyembezi.

ANC Social Transformation subcommittee chairperson, Lindiwe Sisulu.
[WATCH] The ANC Social Transformation Policy debate

The ANC Social Transformation Policy document debate at Luthuli House.

Social Transformation
National Policy Conference 2017 Social Transformation

Social Transformation

National Policy Conference 2017 Peace and Stability

There have been tensions between the ruling party and the Judiciary, with some ANC structures accusing the courts of interfering in the other arms of government.
Judicial system to come under scrutiny during ANC conference

The Judiciary is expected to come under scrutiny during ANC National Policy Conference this weekend.

The Peace and Stability Subcommittee has also raised a red flag on what it calls threats to overthrow the state.
[WATCH] Proposal to transfer foreign national inmates out of SA

The ANC is proposing that foreign nationals in South African prisons be transferred to their countries of origin.

The paper also highlights threats posed by terrorism, cyber-terrorism and lack of skilled personnel to safeguard against cyber-attacks, illegal migration and others.
National Policy Conference 2017 Peace and Stability

The Peace and Stability Discussion Document highlights that South Africa remains a relatively stable country

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