President Cyril Ramaphosa before the 2024 State of the Nation Address at Cape Town City Hall on February 08, 2024 in Cape Town, South Africa.
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On Thursday, President Cyril Ramaphosa, in part, attempted to answer the question as to whether the ANC has fulfilled its historic mission, writes Oscar van Heerden.
When, on Sunday, 26 June 1955, about 3 000 ANC delegates of all colours and backgrounds gathered in an open veld outside Johannesburg in what author Saul Dubow, in his recording of the event, described as a “carnival-like show of popular strength”, to draft the Freedom Charter they had in mind, not ideology, but the dreams and aspirations of millions of people.
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