Tuesday, July 04, 2017

4th July 2017
by Staff Reporter
Picture: Sowetan

Staff Reporter

If we are to realize a more egalitarian society as envisioned in the Constitution- society had to be radically transformed.

This is particularly with regards to advancing social cohesion and building a common national identity for our people.

The Social Transformation commission, chaired by Comrade Lindiwe Sisulu- has been sitting at the organization’s National Policy Conference (NPC) in Nasrec, Soweto.

A bedrock of so-called first generation rights, social transformation is key to the ANC’s electoral mandate and to realizing a Better life for All.

Delegates discussed a wide range of proposed interventions to advance social transformation amidst a climate where there has been a resurgence of social ills such as racism and patriarchy.

In a society fractured along race and class lines: the ANC as the leader of society must be at the forefront of pushing for societal transformation.

This, delegates say, requires a focus on addressing and solving social problems: including but not limited to violence against women and children, gangsterism and substance abuse.

Delegates have also emphasized the need to mainstream youth development across government as a whole.

Bolstering support for military veterans was also proposed. The commission will provide a report back on its recommendations to plenary this week.

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