YCLSA statement on the 25th National Conference of the ANCYL
24 November 2014
The Young Communist League of South Africa [uFasimba] would like to take this opportunity to wish well its ally the African National Congress Youth League [ANCYL] for its 25th National Conference which will begin tomorrow at the University of Johannesburg, Soweto Campus. We are honoured as the YCLSA to be friends with the league of Mxolisi Majombozi, William Nkomo, Oliver Tambo, Walter Sisulu and Anton Lembede.
The YCLSA believes and holds a strong view that this Conference must ensure that we build and strengthen a campaigning, vibrant, active ANCYL that has influence in issue affecting the youth. More than ever we are in dire need of a radical and cohesive ANCYL to push for more work to be done in addressing the aspirations, needs and interests of young people.
As the YCLSA we say now is the time to awaken this giant to be the champion of youth development. Over the years the ANCYL has had a major impact on our country`s political landscape and it must return to occupy its rightful place. We hope they will have robust debates on how to improve the lives of the youth of our country.
During their discussions we hope they will find time and space to discuss issues like a revised version of the Youth Employment Accord. As the YCLSA we are more than committed to work with the ANCYL and the other components of the PYA [Progressive Youth Alliance] in fighting the triple challenges of unemployment, poverty and inequalities.
We also hope some of their discussion will also focus on how we will deepen the struggle for the socialisation of the commanding height of the economy, free education from Grade R until Post Graduate, access to free basic health care and decent work for all young people in the country.
The National Secretary of the YCLSA, Cde Buti Manamela, will give a message of support of the conference.
Issued by the YCLSA Head Office
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YCLSA National Spokesperson
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