The Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WISER), in partnership with the Mail & Guardian and the Faculty of Humanities at Wits University is hosting a one-day Public Debate on the ANC’s new Policy Documents, entitled Digging Down – Debating the ANC’s Policy Documents.
The ANC’s National Policy Conference takes place from the 26th to the 29th of June 2012 where its new policies will be discussed, debated and adopted. As the party is celebrating its centenary this year, it claims the series of Policy Documents will also reflect a paradigm shift in its approach towards economic development.
Despite the central position the ANC occupies in the South African political space, these documents have not been subjected to the kind of critical attention they require.
This one-day Public Debate, consisting of a panel and the public, aims to debate and analyse these documents. The debate will be led by experts on economic and social transformation, law and justice, peace and security, and civil society and the state.
View the draft programme here.
Click here to read short bio's of the chairs and speakers.
Date: Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Time: 09:00 to 17:30
Venue: 6th Floor, Richard Ward Building, Wits East Campus
Political economist Moeletsi Mbeki kicked of this deep engagement on the ANC’s Policy Documents last week when he delivered a Public Address at Wiser on Thursday, 24 May 2012, entitled What has the ANC achieved in nearly two decades?
To read more and to listen to what Mbeki said, click here.