After the ANC Policy Conference President Jacob Zuma thanked his party members for a successful and dignified summit. The four-day meeting in Midrand included disagreement over a proposal in the Strategy and Tactics document, declaring that South Africa was entering a second transition of economic transformation after 18 years of democracy. In the end the delegates agreed that there is a seamless transition with the first and second phase.
President Zuma declared that all delegates had remained disciplined but insisted that unity, among tripartite alliance partners, is necessary to reach the goals of the second phase of the transition.
The ANC encouraged a leap towards economic and social transformation, which President Zuma declared was only possible through all party member’s engagement.
The conference brought 3000 delegates together to refine policy proposals and Zuma emphasised that it is the party’s grassroots and not leaders who have authority to determine the way forward for ANC.