The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) in the Northern Cape has congratulated the ANC for convening a successful manifesto launch at the Galeshewe Stadium at the weekend.
“People came in their numbers to hear the ANC led government recommitting itself to better their lives.
“People of the Northern Cape came to Galeshewe Stadium because they believe in the ANC and because the party has never disappointed them,” ANCYL chairperson Xhanti Teki said. He said the ANCYL has observed that majority of the people who attended were young people.
“This is a clear indication that the ANC is indeed the leader of all sectors of society.” The provincial manifesto launch followed on the national manifesto launch held in Nelson Mandela Bay by touching extensively on youth development issues and the drive to create jobs for the youth.
Teki said the Sol Plaatjie University remains a strategic site for the advancement of youth and the development of future leaders of society.
“The university provides an opportunity for young people of the province to acquire tertiary education in preparation for the world of work. Young people of this province no longer have to go out of the province to acquire tertiary education,” he said.
He said young people are encouraged to seize the opportunities that the government had provided by applying for the National Student Financial Aid Scheme, the Premier’s Bursary Scheme, NYDA and various bursaries available from the state departments.
The ANCYL in the Northern Cape made a commitment to mobilize young people of the province, and communities at large, to go out in their numbers on August 3 to cast their votes for the ANC.
“ANCYL volunteers will go out in their numbers to campaign for a decisive victory for the ANC in the upcoming local government elections, we will remind the people of the province about what the ANC has done for them and what it commits itself to continue doing beyond the elections to better their lives,” Teki said.
“An ANC victory is a victory of the people because only the ruling party has the interests of the people at heart,” he said.
Teki said the ANCYL is confident that the ANC will win all municipalities in the province. “We call on all new council to prioritise issues of Youth development,” he said.