Johannesburg - ANC delegates have started arriving for the party's policy conference at Nasrec in Johannesburg.
It's been a slow morning as buses are still driving into the venue carrying members from various provinces.
A small group of delegates are singing Struggle songs inside the venue.
Some ANC national executive committee members (NEC) are seated on stage in anticipation for President Jacob Zuma's opening address.
The policy conference is seen as the first glimpse into the power battle expected to take place at the elective conference in December.
Members will spend the next couple days debating policies to be adopted at the elective conference.
Some of the key policies discussions to be tackled include economic transformation and land restitution.
With some expectations that some delegates will show their political support through songs, ANC general-secretary Gwede Mantashe said factional songs will not be tolerated.
Delegates have also be warned against sharing policy discussions with the media. All the discussions will happen behind closed doors including Mantashe's organisational report.
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