Dlamini: Mangaung critical for economy

2012-12-16 12:37

Bloemfontein - The ANC's national conference is critical because it has the potential to fix "serious" socio-economic problems in the country, Cosatu president Sidumo Dlamini said on Sunday.

"The whole world is looking up to this conference," he said while queuing to enter the African National Congress's plenary tent at the University of the Free State.

"It [the conference] is critical for the ANC because this is the time for serious economic changes."

The Congress of SA Trade Unions leader said policy debates were the most important aspect of the conference.

"Socio-economic conditions in this country are terrible, and that needs to change. We [as Cosatu] are very upbeat about the conference. We are looking forward to very robust debates."

Dlamini said Cosatu would make an input into the policy discussions.

"We will work with the ANC, and we will try to influence policy debate. But, we will respect the final decisions of the conference."

Dlamini said delegates should also try to influence policy debates.

"There are delegates from all provinces with their own mandates. They should be allowed to exercise those views. The views should be respected."

  • Justin - 2012-12-16 12:50

    You guys couldn't organise a piss up in a brewery or find ice in the artic. Just an objective observation. All you do is plan, allocate, restructure in depts - that's why noting gets done - so how is the conference and debates going to change that

      grootrot.vanzyl - 2012-12-16 13:21

      Dlamini thinks Bob Mugabe is the whole world as he is probably the only one outside SA watching.

  • rynier.keet.3 - 2012-12-16 13:02

    A new econmy needs a new leader - vote Jacob Zuma out he has had his chance.

  • lacrimose.wolf - 2012-12-16 13:04

    We have all the policies, processes and procedures. What we need is implementation. No more talking, do some work

  • abcdewe999 - 2012-12-16 14:03

    how does one go from only having a white mans opinion that counts too what we have now where only a black man can decide for everbody ,os that not the same as apartheid . We have people out there that could run this country better but because they are not of the proper colour or party or dont steal as much they will never get the chance

  • douglas.reid.921 - 2012-12-16 15:05

    robust debate - throwing of chairs, water bottles and fists with the odd gun here and there.

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