ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared the party’s sixth national policy conference a success.
Unemployment, the rising cost of living and corruption were among topics discussed.
The ANC also resolved to keep its 2017 step-aside resolution but the party says it must be applied fairly.
The Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal ANC regions wanted the rule scrapped.
Ramaphosa says the rule will stay to maintain the integrity of the ANC and its leaders.