21 December 2017

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Over the course of the last five days, our movement has grappled with the challenges and tasks of this critical moment in the history and life of our people and our country. We are still here. Standing almost 106 years later. United. Rejuvenated. Galvanised. By CYRIL RAMAPHOSA.

This is a deeply humbling moment, to address the closing session of the 54th National conference of our beloved and glorious movement, the African National Congress.

There is no doubt that this has been a conference of enormous importance and great significance.

In the months and weeks before this conference, speculation was rife that this 54th National conference would either not be held or that it would collapse.

Your attendance at this conference, representing your branches, is a victory over the doomsayers and those who do not wish our movement well.

We therefore congratulate you for having defied the negative speculative predictions by making this conference happen and ensuring it is successful.

There were some who even suggested that Nasrec would represent the end of the ANC as we would emerge from here divided.

We are still here. Standing almost 106 years later. United.

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