The ANC must ensure that South Africa does not become a mafia state because once you reach that state, all the wheels have come off.
Because of their marginalised position in the economy, the mass of the workers carry the burdens of society.
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.
We should draw deep into Madiba's wisdom. We should draw deep into Madiba's style of doing things in an orderly manner, in a purposeful manner, in a way where we focus.
In working to end violence against women and children, we need to ensure that men are centrally involved. Men need to organise themselves in a sustained campaign against gender-based violence.
We say South Africa is an open country, and when people come here, we must deal with them with dignity and respect within the parameters of our Constitution.
As members of the executive, we are accountable to Parliament.
It is important that South Africans of all political persuasions be represented in Parliament.
Money has come to play a very bad role in the ANC; people's votes are bought, and patronage has become the order of the day. All those deviant tendencies need to be curbed.
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.
We must again carry the burden of our people and shoulder our commitment to leading them to the promised land.
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.
We are determined to rebuild the confidence of our people in public institutions and restore the credibility of those elected to serve them.
Everyone has to be receptive to the decisions of the ANC because that is the political center. You have got to accept the decisions, and you also have to accept the direction that you are given by the ANC.
We want to renew our vows with our people. We want to reconnect with our people. We want to get our people excited again.
We have brave hearts and won't retreat. We are not going back; we are going forward.
We have realized that corruption is rife, and we are going to address it. We are going to root out corruption, and that is a promise I can make.
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.
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.
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.