South Africa: It's Complicated - the Land Issue According to the ANC Nasrec Conference

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On Monday afternoon the ANC finally published the resolutions from its Nasrec Conference, which finished in December 2017. Yes. There has been a gap of three months between when the resolutions were agreed to by delegates at the conference, and when they were published. Which means that those in control of the process of publication may well have been able to, shall we say, have a strong input into the final wording. While it is impossible to suggest that one set of policies is the overarching priority to the exclusion of all others, it is surely possible to say that the resolutions on what the ANC calls "Economic Transformation" are a priority. Especially when it includes the land expropriation language. By STEPHEN GROOTES.

When considering a country as economically unequal as ours, it is obvious that "economic transformation" must occur. It is surely among the issues that matter most. And yet, when compared to all of the other policy the ANC resolves on at a conference, it is always given the least amount of time for consideration. In the case of the ANC's Report and Resolutions document, it received just five pages. Every other policy resolution receives at least seven,...

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