Following the ANC’s recently concluded policy conference, president Cyril Ramaphosa presented a mixed outcome as to where the ruling party stood on its controversial step-aside policy, signalling that the fight to scrap it may not be over. News24 quotes Ramaphosa as saying that “the overwhelming view at the conference was that the step-aside resolution should remain to enhance the integrity of the movement and its leadership”. He added though that “the conference also noted the conceived perception of this policy’s selective application and implementation”. Ramaphosa said delegates had also resolved to establish a state bank, and that the party wanted local government to be overhauled.