Johannesburg - South Africa is still a gender and racially
divided country, ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday.
"The African National Congress is committed to building
a nation that is socially cohesive and close the racial gap that exists in this
country," he told editors in Parktown, Johannesburg.
He said the party would use various programmes and projects
to ensure South Africa developed into a socially cohesive nation.
"We address social cohesion because we believe it is
not just an event but an important process.
"We also use sport as an instrument to build the nation
as it usually unites the nation."
He said the country showed cohesion in 2010 during the Soccer
World Cup, when visitors were welcomed.
Human settlement would also be used to enhance social
"We build communities and societies that are not
divided in any form."
Ramaphosa was accompanied by the ANC's national social