Ramaphosa calls for policy development to diversify economic participation

Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa assured the women present at the function that the party is seeking ways to emancipate them in order to participate in the economy.

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa addressing the multi-stakeholder dialogue meeting in Soshanguve. Picture: GCIS.

JOHANNESBURG – Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for policy development, saying it cannot be that the majority of the economy is controlled by private companies and certain individuals.

Ramaphosa was speaking at the Radical Economic Transformation for the Empowerment of Women Dialogue in Soshanguve.

The African National Congress (ANC) deputy president was welcomed with songs, with some saying "Cyril Our President".

He assured the women present at the function that the party is seeking ways to emancipate them in order to participate in the economy.

Ramaphosa says factions are a problem.

“All this we can do if we have a stronger ANC.”

Ramaphosa also spoke to ANC branch leaders in the area who had complained about the lack of basic service delivery.

He has promised to talk to the Democratic Alliance-led council to resolve their grievances.