ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa arrives for a dialogue with traditional leaders about HIV/AIDS earlier this month. Here, he greets Eastern Cape Premier Phumulo Masualle at Bumbane Great place. Picture: Lubabalo Ngcukana ~
The commission on legislature and governance vowed to tackle the big issues facing South African communities – from land to underperforming councillors, to the public service.
Hlengiwe Nhlabathi narrows down the resolutions taken at the 54th ANC conference for you:
• Land will be transferred from traditional leaders to those who live in it.
• There must be a ratio of 50% women and 40% youth in government as agreed on in principle.
• There should be a regular assessment of ANC councillors so that those who do not perform can be removed.
• There was a need to develop cadres to serve communities with integrity, and a plan was needed to develop an accountability framework for cadres working in the state.
• The National Council of Provinces needed to be strengthened.
• The committee vowed to strengthen government planning, implementing and performance, and proposed that the department be strengthened to ensure coherence.
• The committee believed that the public service needed to be transformed and modernised. An office of standards and compliance should be established.
• An electoral commission must assess the merits of those who want to represent the organisation needed to be established.
• There was a proposal to review the relationship between local government and traditional authorities.
• The commission suggested formal recognition be given to the South African Local Government Association and National House of Traditional Leaders at the National Council of Provinces.