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Ministers weigh in on ANC conference

Ministers shared their views at the ANC Policy Conference in Midrand.

Signage for the ANC National Policy Conference 2012 at Gallagher Estate in Midrand. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN

MIDRAND - Cabinet ministers on Thursday shared their views on nationalisation, gender equality and the economy on the sidelines of the African National Congress (ANC)'s Policy Conference in Gallagher Estate, Midrand.

ANC delegates are using the four day conference to debate organisational renewal and proposals for a "second transition".

Minister of Higher Education and Training, Blade Nzimande, expressed his views on nationalisation.

"We do not want the kind of nationalisation called for by the ANC Youth League."

Minister of Woman, Children and People with Disabilities Lulu Xingwana said she was satisfied with the type of issues that were discussed during the social transformation commission on Wednesday.

"Issues like women empowerment, gender equality and issues affecting children were all supported after being raised."

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel told members of the business committee that all South Africans must benefit from economic growth.

There will be a plenary session later on Thursday where members will report back on their discussions.

About 3, 500 delegates made up of ANC branches, leagues, alliances and business people are attending the conference.