ANC Gauteng’s poll jitters show in policy proposals, Bdlive.co.za – Business Day Live
NEW policies proposed by the African National Congress (ANC) in Gauteng reflect the party’s anxiety about the 2016 local government elections and the effect on voter choice of the slow pace of economic transformation.
The party’s Gauteng structures have been seized for years with a leadership battle between provincial chairman Paul Mashatile and former premier Nomvula Mokonyane, which dominated discussion in the run-up to the last provincial conference. With less than a month before this year’s conference, Mr Mashatile’s opponents have not yet identified a contender to challenge him. The party has a much larger conundrum to solve: how to stem the drop in support in the province, after a fall of more than 10 percentage points in the May elections.