The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu), whose affiliates include the South African Police Union and the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa), said the policies that emerged from this week’s ANC national conference were no different from those that emerged from its 2007 and 2012 conferences. It said the ANC’s two previous conferences promised, among other things, to pursue economic transformation, focus on creating decent work opportunities, promote shared economic growth and transform ownership structures, including through broad-based black economic empowerment policies. None of these promises had been implemented.

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