Chairperson of the ANC’s NEC sub-committee on legislature and governance, Ayanda Dlodlo, says the party is discussing ways of combating corruption in both the public and private sectors.

She was speaking at a media briefing on the ANC Policy Discussion Document on Governance at Luthuli House in Johannesburg.

Dlodlo says society is concerned about escalating corruption. “The ANC has noted with serious concern the escalating levels of corruption in society. This includes both the public and private sector. We note that this is fast becoming a threat to good governance. We are consulting extensively with civil society and key role-players on the effective mechanisms to combat corruption.”

The ANC says the policy conference will pronounce on precise and targeted mechanism and policy instruments to decisively deal with corruption in the society.

Dlodlo also adds that the document makes policy recommendations on the need to consolidate political powers to drive transformation.

“In order to improve its effectiveness and efficiency in selecting the right election candidates and running its election campaigns, dedicated political and technical election machinery is to be developed.

“An ANC electoral commission will focus on ensuring the credibility, integrity and capacity of ANC elected public representatives. But given the scale and complexity of government’s delivery of the strategic centre of power, the presidency must be strengthened to drive the implementation of the NDP and to align planning and policy, resource allocation enforcement. In addition, a presidential commission on provinces will be established the review the alignment powers and functions of all three spheres of government,” she says.

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