Youth Action for Economic Freedom in Our Lifetime
a. Chairperson of the Session
b. African National Congress National Chair cde Baleka Mbethe
c. The ANC delegation to the National General Council of the ANC Youth League
d. Alliance partners, SASCO, COSAS and YCL
e. COSATU, SACP leadership present today
f. International Guests from youth wings of former liberation movement.
g. International guests from progressive youth formation across the world.
h. The leadership of the World Federation of Democratic Youth and
International Union of Socialist Youth.
Former leaders of the ANC Youth League and broader Youth
j. The ANC Women's League and Veterans League
k. The MKMVA, Commissars and Commanders of Umkhonto WeSizwe Young professionals and representatives of business in South Africa
m. Religious leaders
The National General Council of the ANC Youth League is in session. It is on session to discuss, review, revise and re-affirm the many organisational, political and ideological resolutions and positions we took in the ANC Youth League 23rd National Congress in 2008.
The National General Council of the ANC Youth League also serves as the biggest political school of our organisation, because out of deliberations here, delegates will derive useful lessons of our organisation's history, character and strategic vision in a manner that will sustainably contribute to their political development.
The NGC takes place during the Women's Month, a month in which wherein we commemorate and celebrate the massive contributions women made to the political, social and economic emancipation of the black majority and Africans in particular from colonial apartheid bondage.
The role of women played by women in history and in the present conjuncture should never be underestimated because women were amongst the first organised formations to confront the apartheid regime, even at time when men held a hollow conviction... [continues]
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