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ANC's bid to win in student politics

By Zukile Majova | Oct 13, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

ANC Youth League president Julius Malema and Young Communist League secretary Bhuti Manamela have launched an ambitious campaign to ensure ANC-aligned youth organisations dominate student politics in South African major universities.

Campaigning under the Progressive Youth Alliance - the ANCYL, YCL and the South African Students Congress - the youth organisations have already won elections in the universities of Free State, Wits, North West (Vaal Campus), Unisa and Cape Town.

Yesterday Malema took his election machinery to the University of Zululand, which is dominated by IFP youth wings, the IFP Youth Brigade and the South African Democratic Students Movement.

The league said it wanted "UniZulu students to join thousands of other students in the country, who thus far have voted the PYA: ANCYL, Sasco, and YCL to be SRCs".

"In Mangosuthu University of Technology the PYA won SRC elections 100percent, and will inspire our continued victory in all institutions of higher learning."

Manamela is also to address free education seminar at the Cape Town University of Technology as part of the YCL call for a review of the process used by the National Student Financial Assistance Scheme to allocate student loans and bursaries.


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