South African’s National Liberation Movement

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Media Statement


When the African National Congress holds its Siyanqoba Rally on Saturday, 25 May 2024 at FNB Stadium, it will be the culmination of a vibrant election campaign that has reached every corner of the country.

Over the course of the last three months, every ANC leader, veteran, volunteer, and candidate has been on the ground, speaking to ordinary South Africans about their concerns and hopes, about the achievements of democracy, and about the work that we need to do together to continue to improve the lives of all our people.

Our campaign has reached every community, from large cities to small towns, from villages to townships and from farms to suburbs. We have been to churches, mosques, and temples. We have met workers, businesspeople, teachers, young people, traditional leaders, the creative sector, and many, many other organisations.

At the centre of this campaign are the volunteers of the ANC, who have worked tirelessly and selflessly to achieve an ANC victory. They have done so without any expectation of reward, but because they committed to the transformation of our country.

Over the course of the last three months, we have seen a clear shift in the mood of the country. People are increasingly expressing their confidence in the ANC, under the leadership of President Cyril Ramaphosa, to build the economy and create jobs, to improve service delivery, to crack down on corruption and to unite the people of South Africa.

People have welcomed the progress the ANC has made in renewing itself and are reaffirming their trust in the ANC to continue to lead the transformation of our society.

While the support for the ANC has been steadily increasing, while we are confident of a decisive mandate, we know that this election is not won until the voting stations close on Wednesday 29 May.

That is why we will be intensifying our campaign over the next few days. As we speak, the entire leadership of the ANC, COSATU, the SACP and other formations of the broader democratic movement are out in communities across the country.

We are putting all our energy, resources, and effort into a final push to get out every vote on election day.

The tens of thousands of people who will fill up the FNB Stadium on Saturday for the Siyanqoba rally will be sending a message of confidence and hope.

The symbolic handover of the FNB stadium will be held on Friday, the 24th of May 2024 at 15h00. Media are requested to converge at the media compound parking area.

Media accreditation tags can be collected from Thursday, 23 May 2024 until Friday, 24 May 2024, at Hall 10, Nasrec, between 9am and 6pm.

As part of the build-up to the rally, President Cyril Ramaphosa will be hosting a gathering in Sandton on Friday evening for the ANC Siyanqoba Endorsement Event, where comrades, dignitaries and guests from various sectors will endorse and pledge their vote for the ANC.

Since capacity is limited for the Siyanqoba Endorsement Event, interested media are requested to submit their names by Thursday at 4pm.

As we enter the final days of this election campaign, we wish to express the appreciation of the ANC leadership to the many thousands of volunteers who have walked the streets of this country and visited the homes of our people.

We again extend our thanks to the millions of South Africans with whom we have spoken over the last few months, who have shown that they want to be part of building a better South Africa and that they intend to vote for the ANC on 29 May.

Once again, they have demonstrated the true meaning of democracy, the true meaning of people’s power, and the true meaning of freedom.

Across the country, people have said to us: Let’s do more, together.



Mahlengi Bhengu-Motsiri


Martina Della Togna
082 355 3645

Mothusi Shupinyane Ka Ndaba
084 498 0105

Bonnie Ramaila
072 573 7583