"Debates geared so delegates line up behind factions for leadership" #ANCNPC

While the African National Congres National Policy Conference (ANC NPC) has resolved to tackle issues of corruption and economic transformation among other matters, debates over the party's leadership structure have also come under the spotlight.

Analysts say factions within the party have become more evident, especially on the subject of white monopoly capital.

Supporters of President Jacob Zuma had wanted the party to adopt the phrase white monopoly capital when defining the economy.

Instead, the majority of the party's commissions have said that capital is a global phenomenon that manifests itself in different ways in different parts of the world.

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Xolani Gwala spoke to political analyst Karima Brown on the efficiency of discussions and the resolutions reached by delegates over the past five days.

He says the conference appears to have been more of a 'political' event whilst issues such as that of unemployment are being sidelined, but Brown disagrees.

We are hearing those discussions but you cannot take them outside of the current battles that are raging within the organisation. There is a supposed fight between people who want a more radical approach to the economy but nobody can agree on what radical actually means.

Karima Brown, political analyst

One needs to be suspect of the proposals that are now being put on the table, they are not geared toward dealing with unemployment and inequality, they are geared to catch the attention of delegates in such a way that people line up behind various factions for leadership.

Karima Brown, political analyst

You also need to restore integrity to the manner in which discussions are happening, and unless that happens it is very hard to gauge whether or not there is a serious attempt to grapple with some of the problems and more importantly to come up with sustainable solutions going forward.

Karima Brown, political analyst

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