AS IT HAPPENED: Ramaphosa: '2018 is the year of renewal, unity and jobs'

2018-01-13 09:28

Updates from the ANC 106th birthday celebrations in East London, where party president Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver his first January 8 statement.


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The cake will not be eaten, and instead will be donated to an organisation that takes care of the welfare of others.

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Three bottles of Moet and the cake are taken to the stage

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Ramaphosa's inaugural January 8 statement is done. The stadium sings a struggle song in honour of O.R Tambo.

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Ramaphosa urging ANC members to fight tribalism, racism, xenophobia

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Ramaphosa: Improving access to justice and accelerating the transformation of the judicial system remains a key priority for the ANC

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Zuma booed for the fifth time as Ramaphosa thanks him for establishing the commission of inquiry of state capture

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Ramaphosa: we need to act with urgency and purpose to restore our SOEs

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Ramaphosa says through targeted investment & improved infrastructure townships and rural areas can become nodes & sectors of economic activities

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Ramaphosa says those who receive tenders but fail to do the work will lose their tenders, will follow up at all government levels; provinces and municipalities included

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Ramaphosa: Critical to the expansion of access to economic opportunities is the implementation of a free higher education for students from poor and working class backgrounds whose household income is less than R350,000.

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Ramaphosa: Our vision is an economy that encourages and welcomes investment, offers policy certainty and addresses barriers that inhibit growth and social inclusion

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Ramaphosa: We shall redouble our efforts to build a society in which black poverty & white privilege are consigned to the past, replaced by solidarity 

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Ramaphosa says the conference also wanted the party's veterans to play a more meaningful role in rebuilding the party

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Ramaphosa says conference also said it wanted to see the alliance strengthened, 'still fit for purpose'

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Ramaphosa says conference decided that squabbles within the party must come to an end

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Ramaphosa: As a prominent leader of the ANC, ANCWL, federation of South African Women & the UDF she represented the epitome of selfless service to the South African people

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Ramaphosa says the ANC will renew its focus on rebuilding society, to rid the country of poverty. 'Place at the top of our agenda Madiba's vision of a non-sexist society

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Ramaphosa: we shall use this occasion to unite, renew & rebuild our movement, which he dedicated so much of his life for. Says they will realise his vision for a South Africa where all who lived in it lived in peace

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Ramaphosa: We take this opportunity to reaffirm ANC’s commitment to values & principles to which many of our legends dedicated their lives

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