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Calls for unity reign at ANC's January 8 clebrations

A call for unity was the main message of the day when African National Congress (ANC) President Jacob Zuma delivered the party's January 8 Statement last Sunday.

Zuma addressed a fully packed Orlando Stadium in Soweto, amid fanfare as the ANC celebrated 105 years of its existence. The annual January 8 statement, practically a message by the ANC National Executive Committee (NEC) presented by the sitting president, charts the way forward and provides guidance for the party for the year.

The President, however, gave out tasks that every ANC member must take heed of and work on throught the year. "Every member, branch and structure must focus on building the African National Congress. Our strength lies in solidarity with the aspirations of the people. We call on all ANC members, structures and the alliance partners to work together and build unity at local, regional, provincial and national levels. We more

Cosatu wants a united, more hardworking ANC

Trade union federation the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has called on the African National Congress (ANC) to use its different conferences this year to strengthen unity in the party. The ANC is schedeuled to hold a national policy conference in June, a national consultative conference and a national elective congress in December.

Cosatu said this when it delivered a message of support to the ANC during the ANC's 105th birthday celebrations over the weekend.

Cosatu President, Sdumo Dlamini, said unity is the only thing that can ensure the ANC's success.

"We want a united ANC because it is a united ANC which liberated this country. We want a united ANC because it is a united ANC that earned the respect of the international community even of our apartheid enemies. We want a united ANC because it is a united ANC that can unite South Africa. Without the unity of the ANC the more