ANC, ANCYL to work on weaknesses

2013-01-22 11:00

Johannesburg - The ANC and the ANC Youth League will look at working on the weaknesses within the party's youth wing, an official said on Tuesday.

"The ANC is helping the youth league to deal with its weaknesses, but at the same time consolidate the strength of the youth league going forward," ANCYL national executive committee (NEC) member Thabo Kupa said.

The African National Congress' top leadership and the ANCYL met in Johannesburg on Monday.

"The meeting will reconvene in three weeks. It is an ongoing engagement," said Kupa.

He would not go into detail about what was discussed at the meeting, and said it was an internal matter.

Variety of issues

"There is a discussion on a variety of issues," he said.

Delegates at the ANC's elective conference in Mangaung last month resolved that the incoming NEC should meet with the ANCYL to sort out issues between the two.

In his organisational report at the conference, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said the ANCYL was acting in a similar manner to forces which were against the party.

It was also expected that they would discuss the ANCYL's lack of a permanent leader following the expulsion of its president Julius Malema last year.

Deputy president Ronald Lamola has led the ANCYL since then.

Malema sent the ANC conference a letter asking for job back, but at the time Mantashe said it had been received too late, and that the programme had already been adopted.

  • squeegee.pilot - 2013-01-22 11:07

    By the time they have worked through the first page of list the youth will have retired....

      charlesbronson.bronson - 2013-01-22 11:08

      Your weakness is: 1. Corrupted JZ 2. Corrupted ANC 3. Useless government 4. Tax thief leaders 5. Falling education 6. to many to list.. Some advise:

      jesibelle.krueger - 2013-01-22 11:13

      Eish - da greatest weakness she is between da ears.., so how we make dat very empty echo between da ears go away, dat echo from dat FNB video - eish man, she just does not want to go away..!!! Shut up, shut up, eish just shut up..!!

      john.kirkwood.9619 - 2013-01-22 11:13

      it will take so long i dont think one person on alive on earth today will see any improvment

      derek.francois.3 - 2013-01-22 11:13

      Good luck! But I'm sorry to say its a losing battle as you have no strengths to start with......

      jesibelle.krueger - 2013-01-22 11:26

      @charlesbronson.bronson, Here is the full verion. The key bit starts after 3min and 35 seconds. It appears as if the link you have has been mysteriously cut short - perhaps by the ANC's Chinese lackeys. I do not think most people realise what we are being confronted with...

      bob.mcmillen.564 - 2013-01-22 11:32

      Good idea, the ANC are the experts when it comes to weakness, the only problem I can see is they have never found a way of eliminating not even one weakness.

      grant.stockdale - 2013-01-22 11:40

      What is it they say about a Leopard and its spots ...... Window dressing cANCer.

      jesibelle.krueger - 2013-01-22 11:42

      Here is what Pastor Manning has to say about Obama (on one occasion that is): 'Satan Sent Obama to Destroy America' Note specifically what he says about 'freedom of speech' - a topic that is VERY relevant at the moment...

      Thadelphukem - 2013-01-22 11:49

      The cANCer's weaknesses: EVERYTHING they say and EVERYTHING they do!!! The cANCer's strengths: They dont have any!!!

      mastersvoice - 2013-01-22 11:53

      I agree. It is going to take a long time and many resources to address the ANCYL's weaknesses, almost as much as addressing the ANC's own weaknesses (the ANCYL being one of them).

      johan.mostert.967 - 2013-01-22 12:40

      "ANC, ANCYL to work on weaknesses" The only way this is possible is by replacing the entire senior level of both bodies and replace it with honest cadres (which is non existent).

      tuelo.pharasi.3 - 2013-01-22 13:20


      johan.mostert.967 - 2013-01-22 17:02

      @ tuelo.pharasi.3 - well said, that is the best way to describe the ANC and ANCYL.

  • siphoza.zandela - 2013-01-22 11:07


      paul.c.wadsworth - 2013-01-22 11:11

      Give yourself 20 cases of Bells!!

      carl.fourie.9 - 2013-01-22 11:25

      Damm right Siphoza. The ANC and all it's allianzes need to reflect the last 18 years to objectively realise what they have achieved (realisticly) and how much damage have they caused in all business sectors

      Tuyez - 2013-01-22 18:00

      The comments are weakness as well cause some of them are so anti - blacks. They make anc stronger and stronger. Reading people other peoples comment in general thei kind of remind you who you should align yourself with.

  • fayaad.galiel - 2013-01-22 11:09

    ANC made the front page all morning.....

      thelma.pottek - 2013-01-22 11:32

      For all the WRONG reasons!

      fayaad.galiel - 2013-01-22 11:44


  • ilanga.lethu - 2013-01-22 11:11

    Which interests of young people does the ANCLY represent...?

      heini.botes - 2013-01-22 11:24

      True that. As a young white South African myself everytime they open their mouths i feel like i'm a stranger and burden in my country of birth

      johan.mostert.967 - 2013-01-22 12:42

      'Which interests of young people does the ANCLY represent...' The entitlement mindsets and everything for nothing concept.

  • tokolosh.nkosi - 2013-01-22 11:14

    Corruption makes you very weak! Just look at all the allegations and corruption charges at the current ANC going around. The denial just make all in the ANC look like crooks!

      bob.mcmillen.564 - 2013-01-22 12:03

      tokolosh, the whole ANC only look like crooks because they are CROOKS.

  • John - 2013-01-22 11:14

    oh please!

  • thethird.wors - 2013-01-22 11:14

    that will take forever.

  • Erna - 2013-01-22 11:15

    Like the blind leading the blind.

      yaya188 - 2013-01-22 11:28

      Einstein says..."the difference between genius and stupidity, is that geuis has its limits"...

      yaya188 - 2013-01-22 11:30

      typo....genius....sorry. :)

  • theboet - 2013-01-22 11:16

    The boet asks : Now where does one start with the ANC & its kindergarten?? Everything is in such a mess from the leadership right down to the supporters at grassroots level. They always attract without fail the most compromised individuals who do not have the people's & the country's interest at heart. The diagnosis I would give for this situation is that of "beyond repairs".

      mastersvoice - 2013-01-22 12:53

      Indeed, I think the question should read "where do they end", because they can start by removing corrupt members, but at some stage they'll have to stop or they'll remove everyone in the organization!

  • jaco.prinsloo.370 - 2013-01-22 11:18

    They should call their list (the weakness list) The never ending story...

  • thabang.bonang.7 - 2013-01-22 11:19

    To save themselves from their positions, the ANCYL will do everything to please the mother body. The ANC now has ANCYL with their ballz. Lol! I foresee ANCYL being more submissive than even the ANCWL.

  • Montagnes.Bleues - 2013-01-22 11:20

    First and foremost, will any youth below the age of between 35-40 be allowed to be members of this august giggle, the league of black bubble heads? AND all those blow that age? will they just be referred to as the "masses" of tadpoles by their masters/kings? (new slaves)

  • heini.botes - 2013-01-22 11:23

    Why don't you work on imploding.....oh wait, you're doing that already

  • allan.keyzer - 2013-01-22 11:26

    With its claimed support why does the ANCYL not break away from the ANC and start its own political party representing the youth?

  • bradktm - 2013-01-22 11:33

    Working on thier weaknesses - now that's a full time job !!!!!

  • leon.petzer.1 - 2013-01-22 11:38

    Bobbejaan help vir Apie reg...

  • mark.partington.77 - 2013-01-22 11:39

    I have said this before but will say it again. The biggest flaw in the ANCYL is it does not conform to international political norm of age restriction between 15 and 25. Youth League with members as old as 35 - what utter b/s!

      oneconcernedude - 2013-01-22 12:23

      I see your point Mark and essentially I agree with you...but in MY humble opinion the ancyl's "BIGGEST FLAW" is its MEMBERS....

      indianajohn - 2013-01-22 14:50

      If 25 refers to intellectual age, then every member and supporter of the ANC is a valid youth league member.

  • Jean Steyn - 2013-01-22 11:39

    What are the ANCYL's so-called strengths? Looting, pillaging and talking bs? The only thing an ANCYL membership card is good for is pensioners discount at restaurants and getting a Zimmer frame cheap as they buy in bulk. What a lot of idiots.

      thina.percival - 2013-01-22 12:38

      i support u on that, we must disband ANCYL.

  • Flippncool - 2013-01-22 11:40

    Yadda yadda blah blah too many meetings about meetings and too little constructive action. Waste of oxygen.

  • Eterni80 - 2013-01-22 11:42

    this is rich, from an organisation that can't tell its ass from its elbow

  • impi.masondo - 2013-01-22 11:42

    this shows our party is progressing and leadership viva anc viva zuma

      virginia.barker.37 - 2013-01-22 11:58

      Impi.Masondo= plain dumb!

      heini.botes - 2013-01-22 12:01

      Going to read this as your attempt to humor, so won't take it seriously what uou just said

      lizette.vanwyk.arts - 2013-01-22 12:03

      Keep telling yourself that, they actually confirmed that the ANC is weak and you go viva! viva! Hehehehehehehe !!!!! You should go stupa! Stupa!

      oneconcernedude - 2013-01-22 12:26

      Nice one Impi...lekker laugh, HA HA HA...are you just stirring or are you actually SERIAAAS about your little chirp?

      johan.mostert.967 - 2013-01-22 12:43

      The only thing progressing is the cadres' bank balances.

      Killbot79 - 2013-01-22 13:37

      By promoting racial hatred and corruption? Then your party takes the lead by far.

      Tuyez - 2013-01-22 18:15

      Love the devil you know than the devil you dont.

  • gary.dalton.75286 - 2013-01-22 11:52

    All I hear is a bunch of hyenas laughing in the back ground....

  • Andrew McMurray - 2013-01-22 11:54

    Working on each others weaknesses.....well, that should only take 100 years...... : )

  • mike.bester1 - 2013-01-22 11:55

    Youngsters follow the example set by their elders ,can you imagine, it’s like the blind leading the blind .

  • thabo.sebe - 2013-01-22 11:57

    Zuma is the weakest link

      thina.percival - 2013-01-22 12:35

      we can't blame Zuma alone as a president, in his office he stays with his deputy kgalema mutlante. They do everymove together. lets blame the whole cabinent

  • Lucky - 2013-01-22 11:58

    better get busy, lots to do but then doing not your strong point, so another commission probably on the cards?

  • markus.hagedorn1 - 2013-01-22 12:10

    We're beyond feeling encouraged by promises like these.

  • Desiree.D.Rowe - 2013-01-22 12:14

    They can start by stop reading into things that are not there and making accusations. Maybe they should open their ears and close their mouths before opening their mouths.

  • thina.percival - 2013-01-22 12:31

    thats why the bible says: if you are not trusted in small matters how can you be trusted in large once. they steal even the tender of catherine services. we disbund what is not necessary in the legue.

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-01-22 12:40

    Weaknesses within the youth wing?. You mean like a general lack of brains?.

  • abdul.cassiem.9 - 2013-01-22 12:40

    YOU LIEEEEE!!!!!!!! Question do these a....hles have matric or r thy from t same woodwork class as that fat laaiti damn can't remember his name now. Nevermind it's not important

  • Brian Dorning - 2013-01-22 12:40

    Look in the mirror, and see what the weaknesses are!

  • gr8girl786 - 2013-01-22 12:54

    and the youth league does what for this country ??? Am i missing something? No honestly please tell me how have they contributed to this country, they only make the news for all the wrong reasons.Ag men !!!

  • tersia.louw.12 - 2013-01-22 13:05

    Maybe they could start with not shutting up/shutting down what they perceive as criticism (e.g. the FNB ads) and examine rather whether or not 1) it refers to them and 2)is it valid? These knee-jerk reactions, threats and censorship remind me of the old Nat government. Deja vu all over again. The struggle didn't happen, and people didn't sacrifice their lives, so that the ANC and the ANCYL could deny freedom of speech and expression and bulldoze everyone in their path.

  • tersia.louw.12 - 2013-01-22 13:12

    Blind leading the blind.

  • georgi.mcguire - 2013-01-22 13:25

    This is such rubish. The ANC use the ANCYL to say the things they dare not say. Then they pretend to repremand them. What a farce. You need to be more decisive in your actions ANC. How about some accountability?

  • Baasdeets - 2013-01-22 15:50

    Suggestion for a permanent fix: line all these ANC leaders up, give them each a 9mm and let them shoot themselves!

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2013-01-22 15:51

    What about sending these over grown bullies that are still wet behind the years back to school. They can may learn to engage their brain before this big mouths.

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