- The ANC national executive committee (NEC) convened recently and ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule shared the party’s plan for the next term
- Magashule revealed that the ANC declared unemployment to be a national emergency and disaster
- This follows the announcement that GDP (gross domestic product) dropped by 3.2%, which could adversely affect employment figures
The ANC national executive committee (NEC) convened on Friday to analyse the party’s performance at the general elections and to strategize the way forward.
The party’s popularity took a knock as their dominance dropped from 62.15 in 2014 to 57.51 this year.
Following the NEC lekgotla, the party’s secretary-general, Ace Magashule, briefed the media on some of the objectives.
According to Magashule, the ANC has declared that unemployment is a national emergency and disaster.
The party vows to drop the unemployment rate from 27% down to 14% over the next five years.
Briefly.co.za gathered this to be no mean feat, considering the recent drop in GDP by 3.2%.
Magashule then proceeded to highlight the areas of success as reported by The Citizen.
He lauded the party’s contribution over the past 25 years and stated that 3.1 million houses had been built and that over 70% of people have access to electricity.
Magashule added that three key issues still needed lots of work - poverty, unemployment and inequality
Seven areas for implementation were cited at the lekgotla:
- Implementing an education, skills and health revolution
- To create more jobs, thereby serving all citizens
- Strengthening the social wage
- Addressing the apartheid spatial development issues by building sustainable human settlements and towns
- Improve nation-building
- Building an honest, capable and developmental state
- To build a better Africa and World, including showing solidarity to the people of Cuba, Saharawi, Venezuela and Palestine.
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