The African National Congress celebrates 108 years since its formation. The festivities are taking place in the historic city of Kimberley in the Northern Cape – a place of resistance and struggle, and home to heroes of people like Sol Plaatje, Frances Baard, Mittah Seperepere and many others.

The January 8 Statement this year marks a decisive moment for the country at the beginning of a new decade of hope and expectation, of promise and opportunity despite the many challenges faced.

The annual address is part of the governing party’s celebrations. Read ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa’s January 8 Statement: