SACP celebrates 79th anniversary
30 July 2000
Main challenge facing SA is transforming economy: SACP
One of the main challenges facing South Africa is the
transformation of the economy, SA Communist Party General Secretary
Blade Nzimande said at the party's 79th anniversary rally in East
London on Sunday.
Nzimande said while there had been moderate economic growth, the
prospects of sustained growth and development remained uncertain.
"Decisive action is required to ensure that this growth turns out
to be more than just temporary, modest and cyclical," he said.
Nzimande said greater emphasis needed to be placed on the
mobilisation and co-ordination of budgetary, parastatal and
domestic capital for more concerted development.
Touching on forthcoming local government elections, he said
democratic institutions must be used to mobilise the public.
He said the government and South Africans must make certain that
local economic development was biased towards co-operative and
community based development.
Nzimande said an overwhelming African National Congress victory in
the local elections would be the best result to "deepen the
national democratic revolution".
He called on the public to vote for the ANC in the local government