ANCYL welcomes Zuma’s vision for the economy

2011-01-10 08:56

The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) had welcomed the ANC’s vision for

transforming the economy, spokesman Floyd Shivambu said today.

“The ANCYL has been saying that political power without economic

power is meaningless, and we are glad that the ANC accepts this analysis as a

basis to transform our economy,” Shivambu said in the wake of President Jacob

Zuma’s January 8 statement.

The league also welcomed the “gradual introduction of free

education for the poor until undergraduate level”, and the scrapping of fees for

students at further education and training colleges unable to pay.

“We welcome these interventions and hope that other measures will

be introduced to ensure that free education is provided until undergraduate

level for all academically deserving, yet poor students.”

The ANCYL was also pleased that poor women would be provided with

sanitary towels.

“Putting this request into practice is a sign that the ANC cares

deeply about the wellbeing of the people of South Africa, in particular poor


Shivambu said the league was generally happy with the content of

Zuma’s address at the party’s 99th anniversary celebration in Polokwane on


“The acknowledgements and commitments of the January 8 statement

are a great inspiration to the ANCYL because they confirm the reality that the

league is a critical body of opinion in the ANC.” 0117265947 (fax)

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