ANC conference fails to resolve 'major issues' - Saftu
Publish date: 12 July 2017
Issue Number: 195
Diary: Legalbrief Workplace
The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) said the just-ended ANC policy conference has ‘failed abysmally to resolve, or even seriously debate, the major issues’ facing the country, reports The Citizen. Saftu said the policy conference ‘confirmed beyond any doubt’ the union federation’s view ‘that this once mighty liberation movement has degenerated into a politically bankrupt, faction-ridden shambles’. Saftu said the worst outcome of the policy conference was the abject failure of either of the factions to offer any solution to SA’s underlying economic and social catastrophe, ‘explain or even discuss why its government has failed to implement policy priorities of the ANC’s last election manifesto’. The priorities included economy, jobs, land reform, rural development, food security, human settlements, basic services, education and training, health and fighting crime, including corruption.