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ANCYL must support economic freedom campaign: Ramaphosa:Wednesday 30 September 2015. Cyril Ramaphosa says the Freedom Charter is a vision of a new society that should focus on alleviating poverty and unemployment. (SABC) The African National Congress (ANC) Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has challenged the ANC Youth League to come up with programmes to support the campaign for economic freedom. He was addressing ANC members in Pietermaritzburg at the Freedom Charter Forum that the league hosted in KwaZulu-Natal. What this means comrades is that we must now fully engage in the battle Ramaphosa says the Freedom Charter is a vision of a new society that should focus on alleviating poverty and unemployment.

"What this means comrades is that we must now fully engage in the battle, in the struggle to increase and expand economic access. As we chant our slogan 'economic emancipation in our lifetime' we must begin to give it content, we must begin to give it meaning. " Disgruntled ANCYL members remain defiant:Tuesday 8 September 2015. ANCYL members to appeal congress outcome:Monday 7 September 2015. Not everyone is happy about the new ANCYL executive elected over the weekend. (SABC) Just a day after the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) elected its new leadership - a group of disgruntled league members say they will challenge the Conference's outcome in the highest court of the land. The group unsuccessfully tried to stop this past weekend's elective congress and now plan to appeal the matter in the Constitutional Court.

They say they do not recognise the new executive as the processes which led to their election was irregular. On the other hand, the league's leadership has announced its decisions to expel all members who challenged the ANC decisions in court. Earlier in May, disgruntled members in Limpopo successfully challenged the elective provincial congress in court forcing the National Task Team to disband the executive, but included the same members in the provincial task team.

The members remain unhappy that some of their branches were excluded from the national elective congress. ANCYL’s new president says they’re going back to basics :Monday 7 September 2015. Newly elected ANCYL President Collen Maine speaking on Morning Live (SABC) Collen Maine won the ANCYL presidency in the league’s 25th National Congress that ran from September 4 -6, 2015.

He was elected unopposed. Despite his victory there are detractors who say that the new president is media shy and they are not sure of his credentials; and he won’t be able to stand up against other young people in politics such as EFF’s Julius Malema and DA’s Mmusi Maimaine . Maine says they want to go back to basics as the ANCYL by rallying young people behind the banner of the ANC and making sure that they advocate for its aspirations. Talking to Morning Live; the newly elected ANCYL president also said that they are not going to allow anarchy in the league as that is a thing of the past. The new leader also spoke of the ANCYL’s new mandate and how they are going to operate as ANCYL by going back to the basics of the organisation . For more click on video below: ANCYL vows to work towards strengthening youth structures globally:Monday 7 September 2015. ANCYL is ready to put the league’s new mandate to work. (SABC) Newly elected ANC Youth League President, Collen Maine, says that the league will work towards strengthening youth structures around the world, especially among South Africa's main partners.

He was speaking at the end of the league's 25th national congress, held in Midrand, north of Johannesburg at the weekend. Maine announced that African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) members who went to court in a bid to stop the congress would be expelled. He also apologised to the ANC leadership for the behaviour of previous youth league leadership groups. “As we continue to work in advancing peace and friendship we are resolute on strengthening youth structures within the continent and the rest of the global community.

For more click on video below: Related articles: ANCYL Elections, by sabcnewsonline. ANCYL members who took party to court face expulsion:Sunday 6 September 2015. ANCYL's new President Collen Maine. (SABC) The North West African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) members who took the party to court will be expelled, according to the league's new president Collen Maine. The disgruntled members tried to stop the congress from going ahead, alleging that the branches were fraudulently audited. Maine says, "Those who went to court will be expelled. " Maine delivered his maiden speech at the end of the league's 25th National Congress in Midrand. While President Jacob Zuma warned against the emphasis on autonomy. But unlike the radical resolutions taken under Julius Malema's leadership, the young lions this time around are not calling for the nationalisation of mines or expropriation of land without compensation.

Instead they want to push government to expedite the creation of a state owned mining company and bank. Meanwhile, the criticism of the International Criminal Court has spilled into the congress. Click below to watch the video... ANCYL members who took party to court face expulsion:Sunday 6 September 2015. Maine apologises for ANC Youth Leagues’ past sins:Sunday 6 September 2015. Newly elected ANC Youth League President, Collen Maine has encouraged members of the League to inspire and work with society. (SABC) Newly elected ANC Youth League (ANCYL) President, Collen Maine, says that the League has learned from its past mistakes.

He was speaking at the 25th national congress which ends today at Gallagher Estate in Midrand. It was Maine's first speech as the leader of the League. On Friday, the top five League leaders were chosen uncontested, including Maine as president. The 35 members of the League's national executive committee were chosen on Saturday night. "In acknowledging the mistakes of our recent past and as you seek to correct them inspired by this congress, we must never be afraid to say to our elders in the ANC, those to whom we look upon for guidance, that we are wrong, we apologise for those things that were done in the name of the Youth League," says Maine. "None of us must find comfort until radical transformation of our society has been achieved. " New ANCYL NEC announced:Sunday 6 September 2015. ANCYL conference at Galagher Estate.

(SABC) The ANC Youth League's 35 additional members for its national executive committee were announced on Sunday. The elected members joined the top five leaders on the stage. The 35 members were nominated unopposed on Saturday evening. When a person was nominated from the floor, some delegates consulted their lists before deciding whether to second the nomination. The nomination of the top five positions - president, deputy president, secretary general, deputy secretary general, and treasurer general - was a similar process. Those nominated from the floor did not reach the threshold and did not qualify to stand. This caused some friction as those who wanted former ANCYL deputy president Ronald Lamola nominated called for a recount of votes.

Related Articles: ANC Youth League, by sabcnewsonline. ANCYL leaders urged to push for economic freedom:Sunday 6 September 2015. President Zuma addressed the ANCYL congress held in Midrand this weekend. (SABC) President Jacob Zuma has congratulated the league's new leadership and reminded it not to lose sight of its responsibility to drive economic emancipation among the youth. He addressed the league's national congress on Saturday.

“Let me begin by congratulating the president, the secretary general and all newly elected officials. We also look forward to welcoming the entire national executive committee as well, once the process has been concluded. You have silenced your critics who had already written the obituary of the ANCYL. This congress is a historic landmark in the history of the ANC and the country.” We were not sure that one day he'd get this far because he was so quiet. Earlier, newly-elected ANC Youth League president Collin Maine's home village of Matsheng near Taung in North West was abuzz with activity. "We were not sure that one day he'd get this far because he was so quiet. KZN new ANC Youth League leadership speaks against factionalism :Thursday 11 June 2015. ANC Provincial Secretary Sihle Zikalala (SABC) The newly-elected ANC Youth League leadership in KwaZulu-Natal has called on members to fight factionalism.

Divisions were once again clear during a violence marred provincial Youth League's elective conference over the weekend. Disgruntled members of the Youth League calling themselves backers of Provincial ANC Chairperson Senzo Mchunu accused Provincial Secretary Sihle Zikalala of being a dictator. Zikalala is alleged to be positioning himself to challenge Mchunu at the next provincial elective congress.

The league's deputy chairperson, Kwazi Mshengu, was quick to deny that they support a particular faction in the party. “When we say we will defend the ANC leadership, we mean everybody from the provincial chairperson to the last member in the provincial executive committee. The party says much has been achieved and lives of the majority of young people have changed for the better. ANC Youth League to elect its leadership:Tuesday 25 August 2015. The ANCYL will finally hold its national elective congress from September 4-6 after numerous delays.

(SABC) The race is on for a new leadership of the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL). This as the League will finally hold its national elective congress from September 4-6 after numerous delays. The body has been under the administration of a national task team after it was disbanded by the ANC's National Executive in March 2013. This was after its former President Julius Malema was dismissed and a number of his executive disciplined for sowing divisions in the party's ranks. Several names have been touted to head the League, including former league leader Ronald Lamola, North West MEC Collen Maine, and National Executive Committee member Pule Mabe and Tshwane league leader, Lesego Makhubela. ANCYL elects Collen Maine as president:Saturday 5 September 2015. A relatively unknown , Collen Maine, has beaten the tried and tested. (SABC) The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) has a new president. North West Local Government MEC, Collen Maine, was elected unopposed.

His contenders National Executive Committee member Pule Mabe and the league's former Deputy President, Ronald Lamola, failed to meet the required threshold. This comes after they were nominated from the floor during a rowdy marathon nomination process that losers labelled as a farce. But it was not without controversy, Mabe was out without much quibbling but for Lamola there were several requests for a recount while others repeatedly nominated him.

His backers believe he got 699 of the 701 nominations required for a threshold. The other presidential contender Tshwane regional leader Lesego Makhubela declined nomination in favour of a Lamola recount calling for a fair & transparent process. But all requests were repeatedly turned down. Court orders ANCYL to re-run elective conference:Friday 12 June 2015. The ANC Youth League in Limpopo has to re-run their elective conference as ruled by the High Court in Pretoria. (SABC) The High Court in Pretoria has ruled that the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) Limpopo elective conference, held at Tzaneen last month, is null and void. The court ruled that the conference must be re-run. A group of disgruntled members had taken the provincial league to court over dissatisfaction of branch delegates during the conference which was held during the first week of May.

Spokesperson of the disgruntled group, Boy Mamabolo, says they're elated about the court's decision. “Our concern was that the delegates at that conference were not properly nominated by branches and it violated the constitution of the ANCYL and we're happy that the conference is going to be re-run as ordered by the court. The league secretary, Che Selane, says they will convene a special executive committee meeting to discuss the court's decision “The conference was legitimate.