It's the economy, stupid
The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal, which will be sending the biggest number of voting delegates to the party's national elective conference in Mangaung in December, wants its members to play a big role "in the strengthening and adoption of resolutions that will grow the country's economy".
Provincial chairman and KwaZulu-Natal Premier Zweli Mkhize said yesterday the party did not discuss leadership positions during the economic transformation summit addressed by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, his deputy Nhlanhla Nene, and former Reserve Bank governor Tito Mboweni in Durban.
He said that was the responsibility of branches.
"The provincial leadership has [instead] identified important issues that need to be dealt with by the conference. We would like to ensure that the delegation from KwaZulu-Natal plays an important role in strengthening the outcomes of the conference. We want to ensure that the ANC discuss these issues and participate in making the ANC stronger and more united by ensuring that the issues that worry people more are addressed," said Mkhize.
The economic summit focused on, among other issues, macroeconomic policy, the financial sector, state-owned companies, information communication technology, telecommunications and the mining sector, he said.
Mkhize said the ANC must identify and make policies that would strengthen the economy.