We should put behind us the era of diminishing trust in public institutions and weakened confidence in our country's public leaders.
I will try to work very hard not to disappoint the people of South Africa.
We now know, without any shred of uncertainty, that billions of rands of public resources have been diverted into the pockets of a few.
We must be determined to get rid of factions within the ANC. We must get rid of divisions within the ANC.
We have to build further on the collaboration with business and labor to restore confidence and prevent an investment downgrade.
We can make this country the garden of Eden.
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 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.
Violence against women and children resembles an epidemic. It has spread through society, sparing no social group or class.
We must acknowledge that there are factions in our movements... We should not be telling lies to each other; we should tell the truth to each other with the view that there will be unity.
Students want free education because their parents are struggling. The fees of universities and technikons are too high.
Tough decisions have to be made to close our fiscal gap, stabilise our debt, and restore our state-owned enterprises to health.
If we are not honest, we are not going to be able to forge unity.
There are times when leadership needs to take a bold move forward. And there are times when the leadership needs to act on the basis of what the grass roots say. You need to have your political thermometer constantly in the political waters to know when to give leadership in what way.
Land is a very broad as well as a complex issue, and it has to be handled very delicately because around land, there is quite a lot of emotion.
I believe things that happen in the ANC family must be handled there.
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.
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 have all the good policies, all right visions, but the problem is implementation. When we come out of national conference, we want those leaders we have chosen to be those who can implement policies.
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.