The ANC turns 102 years today

By Drum Digital
08 January 2014

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) has congratulated the African National Congress (ANC) as it turns 102 years today. Having formed on this day in 1912, at the Wesleyan Church in Mangaung, Free State Province the ANC has grown to be the oldest liberation movement in Africa.

On this day, the ANC pays homage to the many men and women, heroes and heroines, celebrated and unsung; the ordinary people of South Africa whose lives have shaped and been shaped by our glorious movement over the 102 years.

For a brief history of the ANC click here

Meanwhile jobs and the economy will be the major focus of the ANC’s 2014 national elections manifesto, the party’s secretary-general, Gwede Mantashe, told the Business Day newspaper.

The manifesto is expected to be unveiled on Friday in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, and officially launched at a rally at Mbombela Stadium on Saturday.

The focus on jobs and economic growth comes as the ANC government this year launched the youth wage subsidy, a scheme to reward business for employing young people who are first-time job seekers.

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