The ANC national executive committee’s (NEC) four-day meeting continues today, the party’s top officials say they’ll focus on rebuilding confidence with members.
The NEC has been visiting local branches in the last three weeks, getting feedback after the party’s performance in this year’s municipal elections.
It took a resolution at its last meeting to deal with the party’s setbacks following a dismal result at the polls.
The ruling party’s Zizi Kodwa says the focus of this meeting is to process the criticisms received from the branches.
“Among other things, we will focus on rebuilding the confidence of the ANC members to the ANC, and also to reconnect and reclaim with the lost crowd in areas because we must build a future for the ANC with generations to come.”
Kodwa says the time for mourning the poor results of the municipal polls is over.
“We will now do sectoral meetings. We will meet with communities, faith-based organisations and NGOs, to find out what issues they want the ANC to address.”
The committee will also give a report on what measures need to be taken to deal with factionalism in the ANC.
The NEC will also be discussing the reputation of the organisation and its ability to deal with issues.
It says will also report back on the current higher education crisis in the country and state-owned enterprises.