The proposals adopted at the policy conference will now be debated at branch level for consideration and adoption at the December national conference.
The ANC has also agreed on the need to empower young people with quality education and skills and to encourage business to hire more young people. The party has also resolved to improve access to decent housing, safe and reliable transport, health care, quality education, electricity, water.
“This means we need to ensure local government is properly resourced, led by honest capable and well qualified and committed people,” the president added.
Policies focused on economic transformation adopted by the 54th national conference were also reaffirmed.
“The conference noted again the historic anomaly of the ownership of the Reserve Bank, and reaffirmed that the bank must be fully owned by the people of SA. Delegates urged the ANC to restructure the ownership in a manner and at a pace that is taking into account the likely cost implications of the fiscus.
“Delegates also urged that the process of establishing a state bank should be accelerated. All measures to grow and transform the economy rely on a fiscal policy that ensures that our national debt is contained within sustainable limits and that it is reprioritised from consumption to investment.”