South African’s National Liberation Movement

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January 8th Statements

The ANC was founded on 8 January 1912 and for many years the occasion of this anniversary was marked with the release by the National Executive Committee of a major statement for the forthcoming year.

During the height of the apartheid era such statements mapped out the main activities for the year ahead and usually named the year with these tasks in mind.

This tradition has been maintained since the first democratic elections in 1994.