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Good governance to form core of ANC's upcoming NGC

The council is held every three years to review policies and hear proposals on problems facing the state.

FILE: Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe at President Jacob Zuma's update on the State of the Nation address in Pretoria on 11 August 2015. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC) says better governance at state owned enterprises, policy interventions to help the economy grow, and analysing the balance of forces will form the core of the upcoming National General Council (NGC) later this year.

The council is held every three years to review the ANC's policies and hear proposals on problems facing the state and the party.

The ANC has admitted that the economy is not growing fast enough and job targets are insufficient.

But it says interventions have already been put in place and continuity is now needed.

The party's head of policy Jeff Radebe says economic growth has been too slow and the electricity crisis has been one of the main constraints.

"Resolving the energy issue top on our priority list. There are very important proposals to improve governance on these institutions to ensure effective delivery of infrastructure."

Radebe says the NGC must also assess the strength of so-called progressive forces and those who oppose the anc.

"While there has been stirring of discontent among some mote forces of changes, sources opposed to transformation have been emboldened to use unsafe development in government structures as an excuse to question the capability of black people to govern."

The NGC will take place in October and the ruling party has encouraged robust debate about the discussion document among its structures and the alliance.

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