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.