The Young Communist League of South Africa is a Marxist-Leninist youth wing of the SACP.

The YCL stands for:

Non Racism
The socialisation of the ownership and control of the means of production
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Issue 8, Vol 14: 11 August 2017

The eight of the eight on the eight Motion of No Convidence against President Zuma

On the 08 of August 2017, a debate on the motion of no confidence on the President of the Republic since the 1994 breakthrough was debated and later a vote took place through a secret ballot. This was the eight vote of no confidence coincidental on the 08 August 2017 and the eight motion of no confidence that was decided through a secret ballot. The secret ballot was a result of the court ultimately the Speaker of the National Assembly who announced her decision that after a careful consideration that this eight motion of no confidence will be decided through a secret ballot. This was a decision that was welcomed by the opposition parties with different semantics.

Let me start by borrowing from the English dictionary not a Marxist-Leninist perspective the meaning of the vote of no confidence. A motion of no confidence alternatively no-confidence motion, is a statement or vote which states that a person(s) in a position of responsibility (government, managerial, etc.) is no longer deemed fit to hold that position: perhaps because they are inadequate in some respect, are failing to carry out obligations, or are making decisions that other members feel are detrimental. As a parliamentary motion, it demonstrates to the Head of State that the elected parliament no longer has confidence in (one or more members of) the appointed government.

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The Greatest Leader - OR Tambo

The mentioning of the name OR Tambo immediately invokes admiration, respect and love by any supporter of freedom and human rights worldwide.

OR would have celebrated his 100th birthday this year if he was still with us.

OR died in 1993 and therefore unfortunately, he did not live to cast his vote for a free and democratic South Africa for which he fought so hard and sacrificed his life for.

Presidential Years

OR served as President of the ANC from 1967 to 1991, serving for 24 years, making him the longest serving President.

Of the 12 Presidents that the ANC had including the current President - 10 served for a period of 10 years or less. Only 2 Presidents served for a period longer than 10 years. The President that served for the 2nd longest period was Chief Albert Luthuli who served for 15 years as President until his death in 1967 when OR Tambo took over from him as President.

Another important aspect of the 24 presidential years of OR Tambo is that 23 of them were during the 30 years (1960 - 1990) that the ANC was banned by the apartheid government.

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Address by Cde Mluleki Dlelanga YCLSA National Secretary at the 5th DENOSA Student Movement
YCLSA message of support to the SACP 14th Congress delivered by YCLSA National Secretary Cde Mluleki Dlelanga
Address by YCLSA National Secretary Cde Mluleki Dlelanga at Youth Month Rally: Mpumalanga Province
Address by YCLSA National Secretary Cde Mluleki Dlelanga at YCLSA Gauteng Provincial Council
Opening Remarks by the YCLSA National Chairperson Comrade Yershen Pillay
Speech by Cde Mluleki Dlelanga YCLSA National Secretary at Limpopo Congress
YCLSA speech to 95th Anniversary Celebrations of the SACP Delivered by the National Chairperson Yershen Pillay
Address by Cde Mluleki Dlelanga at Youth Month Rally
Address by Cde Mluleki Dlelanga on the SASCO Policy Conference
Address by YCLSA National Secretary Cde Mluleki Dlelanga at Popcru Political School
Address by YCLSA National Secretary Cde Mluleki Dlelanga at the 21 Anniversary of Cde Joe Slovo
Young Communist League Message delivered at South African Communist Party 3rd Special National Congress by the National Secretary Comrade Mluleki Dlelanga
YCLSA Youth Month Message delivered by YCLSA National Secretary, Mluleki Dlelanga
YCLSA Limpopo congratulates the newly elected ANCYL PEC
YCLSA Free State Message to the SASCO Lecture - Solidarity with KenyanStudents Movements and People about 147 Students Assasinated delivered by the Deputy Provincial Chairperson, cde Thabang Mokitimi
Speech by the National Secretary at the Eastern Cape Special Provincial Council

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YCLSA Youth Month National Rally

13 June 2017

The Young Communist League of South Africa (uFasimba) invites all media houses to the national rally under the theme: "Consolidate young communists, Organize young people and Prepare for socialism"

Date: 18 June 2017
Time: 10h00
Venue: Emalahleni City Hall, Emalahleni Local Municipality, Mpumalanga Province.

Keynote Speakers are:

Cde Mluleki Dlelanga, National Secretary of the YCLSA.

Cde Blade Nzimande, the General Secretary of the SACP.

Cde Cyril Ramaphosa, the Deputy President of the ANC.

For more information, contact

Molaodi Wa Sekake
YCLSA National Spokesperson
078 164 3668