The ANC is 101 years old in 2013. When the ANC reaches 102 years next year, South Africa will be celebrating twenty-years of hard-earned freedom and democracy.
We cannot talk of South Africa freedom and democracy in isolation of the history of the ANC. Neither can we talk about the future of this country without a large mention of the organisation that made Nelson Mandela the world icon.
South African was not always been free. Before the dawn of freedom and democracy in 1990, the country had moved from colonialism to apartheid-colonialism. The dawn of freedom and democracy in 1994 culminated in the first democratic elections in 1994 which saw the ANC being trusted with the constitution of government and Nelson Mandela being sworn-in as the first democratic president of the republic.
From the advent of democracy and freedom in 1994 to this day the ANC has set the country on an irreversible transformation course. Confidence and trust in the ANC transformation agenda saw many apartheid-era political parties like the New National Party becoming part of the vision of a new South Africa.
New and progressive policies and laws have been enacted to replace old and backward laws and policies of the apartheid-colonial days.
With progressive laws and policies in place, the ANC government embarked in a programme to better the lives of all South Africans. In the past twenty years a lot has been done. This lot is quantified in reports of the democratic government, its agencies and even private sector agencies. There are facts and figures to confirm that life has changed for the better since1994.
As the country celebrates twenty years of delivering a better life for all South Africa, we are concious that much still has to be done and much will be done to further improve the lives of South Africans.
In this matrix of service delivery to the people there are those who wish they were the ANC and use every opportunity and trick to delay the transformative agenda of the ANC. The masses of South Africans are however not blind to these gimmicks of stealing their democracy.
Those who seek to derail the course of the National Democratic Revolution are punished election after election - the 2014 elections will be no different. All the votes will go to the ANC.
For South Africans the ANC is today, tomorrow and forever.
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