Working towards economic freedom - ANC

2013-09-10 22:37

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - The ANC is the only political party that can deliver economic freedom, its deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday.

"Only the ANC can deliver economic freedom, no other party or organisation in this country can do so," Ramaphosa told members of the ANC Youth League at the party's 69th anniversary in Johannesburg.

He said the ANC depended on the ANCYL to champion the fight for economic transformation.

"In order to realise economic freedom, the ANC can only do so if it is propelled by this engine called the ANCYL."

Ramaphosa told its the members to read and develop themselves.

"You need to be ideologically clear and give substance to your various courses that include economic freedom and education."

"To do that, you have to learn from past and present leadership and read to better yourself... leaders such as Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu were great leaders because they studied and did a lot of reading."

The task of the ANCYL included rebuilding itself and doing away with arrogance and personality clashes.

"One leader was elected by you, and he became the be all and everything that is the ANCYL. We do not want that, the organisation should be about the collective, not individuals."

Read more on:    anc  |  ancyl  |  cyril ramaphosa  |  johannebsurg  |  politics

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.


Man scores date with tennis superstar after Twitter bet

It’s a modern day Cinderella story, but one American man took ‘shoot your shot’ seriously in 2017.


You won't want to miss...

Who are the highest paid models of 2017?
10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham
5 top leg exercises for men
10 best dressed men of 2017
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


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 network.


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.