The 54th national conference of the African National Congress enters its second day, and we still await the voting and announcement of the new party president.
However, the national conference isnâ€
The Daily Vox takes a look at the amendments the party will consider.
Changing the size and structure of the national executive committee (NEC) and national working committee (NWC)
The conference will be considering a number of proposals that will look at the size and composition of the NEC. This isnâ€
Update: the ANC has rejected the option of having two deputy presidents.
The ANC is also considering reworking the NWC which carries out the decisions and instructions of the NEC. It wants to do away with the current structure and employ five full-time, directly elected NEC members along with the officials to make up a working committee or secretariat. If not, theyâ€
Beefing up its moral authority
The party is considering strengthening the role of the integrity commission, which requested an urgent meeting with secretary-general Gwede Mantashe after Zumaâ€
The ANC is also considering creating a dispute resolution committee, along with an appeals committee to handle and conflict that may arise. This committee will be able to preside over disputes across all levels in the ANC. This is an effort to reduce the number of disputes resolved outside the party in courts.
Opening branch meetings to non-card carrying citizens
It wants to introduce a â€œsupport memberâ€ system where people who arenâ€
These â€œsupport membersâ€ wonâ€
Reducing the number of branch meetings
The ANC is reconsidering the amount of times branches it has meet to remain â€œalive to the realities of modern day societyâ€. Instead of meeting once a month, it has been proposed that branches meet once every two months.
Creating units overseas
It is also looking at establishing branches outside of the country for members that live overseas. The ANC wants to ensure that their members are able to participate in political life.