It takes time, love and understanding of one's people, their culture, their situation, and their needs to enable us as servants to do the very best for the citizens of our country.
The members and councillors, the activists and volunteers keep the party in touch with the needs and feelings of our people.
This can be anything from water issues, such as we have just had in the Naledi local municipality or the service delivery protests in Alexandra. We listen, and we react. It is our credo. We live to serve.
The ANC is not a party that waits for the people to come to it. We are the people's party. We go to the people. President Cyril Ramaphosa has been listening and serving. His new dawn is no mere slogan.
It is a promise backed up by action. And it is the action that involves everyone, in the spirit of #ThumaMina.