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Johannesburg - The African National Congress’s four-day policy conference is set to start at Gallagher Estate in Midrand, Johannesburg, on Tuesday.
It will be opened with an address by ANC President Jacob Zuma followed by a closed plenary session.
Input would be received on three of the ANC's main policy documents: organisational renewal, strategy and tactics; the state intervention in the mining sector; and the national development plan and commission guidelines.
The second day of the conference would consist of commissions discussing the party's 13 policy documents. Commissions would report back on the third and fourth days.
On Monday, the party's secretary general Gwede Mantashe said robust debate would be the exciting part of the conference.
About 3 500 delegates were expected to attend the conference, which would not focus on the succession debate, he said.
The policy conference was a “preparatory conference” for the ANC's national elective conference to be held in Mangaung in December.
The ANC's head of policy, Jeff Radebe, said any “manifestation of ill-discipline” would not be tolerated. - Sapa