Military service for youth backed

2010-05-05 20:28

kalahari.com

Johannesburg - The Young Communist League of SA has welcomed the possible re-introduction of military service for out of school youth.

"The Young Communist League of South Africa welcomes and applauds the highly anticipated decision by the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Lindiwe Sisulu, to formally propose to Parliament the military service for out of school youth," the League said in a statement on Wednesday.

The League's Gugu Ndima said Sisulu's decision was a victory for the youth who "remain hopeless and helpless".

It would also address some of the "social ills" in society.

"Military service will not be a panacea for all problems faced by young people in society but it can be utilised as an effective tool to address issues of unemployment, discipline, instilling patriotism and training young people within the Defence Force to be able to work in various sectors," Ndima said.

The League also expressed the hope that, through military service, more black people would be introduced to the military and join the defence force "as one of our concerns is the racial profile of the defence force".

Sisulu announced on Tuesday that her department was investigating the possibility of instituting military service for young people.

It would, however, not be compulsory as before 1994, but young people would be able to undergo the training on a voluntary basis.

Details of how and when it would be instituted were still vague.
 

- SAPA
Read more on:    ycl  |  lindiwe sisulu  |  military
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

 

Inside News24

 
/News
 

Check out the speed of this robo-cheetah!

MIT has created a robo-cheetah that will one day outrun Usain Bolt!

 
 

For chic geeks...

New GIF keyboard on iOS for added fun!
Puppy goes crazy over iPad game
Printable solar panels will bring exciting new opportunities!
Man climbs into active volcano

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Pre-order your iPhone 6 at kalahari.com

Hurry and pre-order your own iPhone 6 now at SA’s favourite online store!

Bargain box – 60% off

Reduced prices, very limited stock. While stocks last. Hurry and shop now!

Mind blow low prices on electronics

Get either the Prestigio multiphone or Proline tablet 7” tablet for only R699. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off Barbie toys

Save 30% on all Barbie toys and accessories. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Baby extravanganza month at kalahari.com

Celebrate baby month with a wide range of awesome baby products. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

There is a tendency to fight against the current today but this will just use up a lot of energy and not get you very far. You...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.