The global COVID-19 pandemic has cast a long shadow over nations and communities, and South Africa has been no exception. Yet, in the face of these unprecedented challenges, we have responded with remarkable resilience and unyielding determination.
Our commitment to safeguarding jobs and livelihoods has been unwavering. We understood that the pandemic’s economic toll would be severe, and we took decisive action to protect our citizens’ well-being. Through targeted interventions and support, we have helped countless South Africans weather the storm, providing a lifeline during these trying times.
But our response goes beyond immediate relief. We remain steadfast in our pursuit of a more just and equitable South Africa. Our vision is clear: a nation free from the shackles of racism and sexism, one where democracy thrives, and equality is not just a dream but a reality.
As we navigate the challenges posed by the pandemic, we do so with a profound sense of duty to our people. The COVID-19 crisis has tested our resolve, but it has not broken our spirit. Instead, it has galvanized us to work even harder toward our vision of a non-racial, non-sexist, democratic South Africa where every citizen can lead a dignified life.
Through adversity, we find strength. Our response to the pandemic is a testament to the resilience of the South African spirit. We continue to forge ahead, guided by our principles, and with the unwavering belief that together, we can overcome any obstacle.
In the face of adversity, we are reminded that the character of a nation is defined not by its challenges but by its response to them. We are proud to be South African, and we are committed to working tirelessly to build a brighter, more inclusive future for all our people.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about many challenges, but we have responded with resilience and determination. We have protected jobs and livelihoods, we continued to work towards our vision of a non-racial, non-sexist, democratic, and more equal South Africa.#ANCatWork pic.twitter.com/P7FxHpmTv4
— ANC SECRETARY GENERAL | Cde Mbalula (@MbalulaFikile) September 7, 2023