My campaign to become leader of the ANC was pivoted on two things: Renewing the ANC and taking back to the values the were espoused and subscribed to by Nelson Mandela, Oliver Thambo, and many other leaders.

Young people must feel that they can be real actors in our economy and be creative and be imaginative and be innovative.

We are a nation that does not build walls. We do not believe in building walls. And that defines who we are. We are South Africans, and we do not subscribe to the building of walls.

We will wash and clean the ANC, and it will be the ANC you know. The ANC that will work for the people.

Violence against women and children resembles an epidemic. It has spread through society, sparing no social group or class.

We want young people to come forward with bright ideas; we want the women and men in our country to have jobs.

We are determined to rebuild the confidence of our people in public institutions and restore the credibility of those elected to serve them.

We now know, without any shred of uncertainty, that billions of rands of public resources have been diverted into the pockets of a few.

If we are not honest, we are not going to be able to forge unity.

We remain a highly unequal society in which poverty and prosperity are still defined by race as well as gender.

When courts rule in our country, we have them as the final arbiter on matters in which we might not agree on. And that is an important pillar of our democracy.

If you read the Freedom Charter carefully, you will find that - the clause that refers to education, and it says education must be free 'on merit.'

We are going to seek to improve the lives of our people on an ongoing basis, and since 1994, we have done precisely that.

Corruption in state-owned enterprises and other public institutions has undermined our government's programs to address poverty and unemployment.

We want to renew our vows with our people. We want to reconnect with our people. We want to get our people excited again.

All our policies must be measured by the extent to which they contribute to job creation. Policies that do not create jobs - or that threaten jobs - must be reviewed and revised.

We've got to be moving together, working together, leading the country together, and ensuring that we achieve the objectives that our alliance has set out for itself.

The country is yearning to put behind all these horrible things that have to do with corruption, state capture, behind us. The sooner these are all done, the better, because we want to move on; we want to move on to a better life.

We want to open spaces for young people to thrive in this economy, and that is why we said... when government buys commodities and services, we must have some set aside for young people.

Things such as corruption is a big thing in the ANC.

Some say the Constitution has robbed us of a proper land redistribution process. Others would want to look at other clauses. Well, it's South Africa. Everything is transparent and open for debate.

Marikana should not have happened. We are all to blame, and there are many stakeholders that should take the blame. But taking the blame should mean that we should make sure it never, ever, happens again.

We are building a country where a person's prospects are determined by their own initiative and hard work and not by the color of their skin, place of birth, gender, language, or income of their parents.

I believe that our economy is not a one- or two-percent growth economy; I believe it can grow at four percent, and we can revitalize our economy if we do the right things.

You can never have unity if you want things to go your way.

As the ANC, we have got to condemn violence as a method of addressing our differences and disputes amongst us.

We should put behind us the era of diminishing trust in public institutions and weakened confidence in our country's public leaders.

We need to rid our State Owned Enterprises of corruption because the money being siphoned out should be funding them.

We need to remind ourselves of the kind of society of which we have dreamed for so long, for which we have fought, and for which so many lost their lives.

Land has been an issue of great concern to our people.

The expropriation of land without compensation is envisaged as one of the measures that we will use to accelerate redistribution of land to black South Africans.

We can make this country the garden of Eden.

It is not the function of the leader of government business to discipline members of the executive.

We must be able to identify those who want divide our movement, and say, 'Not in our name.' We need to choose leaders that will not divide the ANC.

We are determined to build a society defined by decency and integrity that does not tolerate the plunder of public resources nor the theft by corporate criminals of the hard-earned savings of ordinary people.

What we want is for our young people to be skilled.

To those who have being stealing government money, it has to come to an end.

We will accelerate our land redistribution program not only to redress a grave historical injustice but also to bring more producers into the agricultural sector and to make more land available for cultivation.

We must again carry the burden of our people and shoulder our commitment to leading them to the promised land.

We must stop the division among us. We must stop factionalism. We must embrace unity; we must embrace working together, because if we are divided, we will not be able to win in 2019.

We must be humble and listen to the people who elected us to lead.

We need to work together as social partners to focus on our economy by removing all the obstacles to investment and move South Africa to a higher level of growth.

Issues to do with corruption, issues of how we can straighten out our state-owned enterprises, and how we deal with 'state capture' are issues that are on our radar screen.

We must be determined to get rid of factions within the ANC. We must get rid of divisions within the ANC.

I will try to work very hard not to disappoint the people of South Africa.

South Africa must come first in everything we do.

As members of the executive, we are accountable to Parliament.

Climate change is a reality.

New schools, hospitals, clinics, factories, bridges, dams, and airports tell the story of a South Africa that has indeed moved forward.