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ANC Youth League congratulates its National Executive Committee members for appointment as Parliament Portfolio Committee Chairpersons

18 November 2010

The African National Congress Youth League congratulates our National Executive Committee members Ishmael Malale and Thandile Babalwa Sunduza for being appointed as National Assembly Portfolio Committee Chairpersons of Higher Education and Arts & Culture respectively. The appointment of these two diligent Members of Parliament from the ranks of the ANC Youth League shows that the ANC has confidence in the leadership of the ANC Youth League. Our call for generational mix is certainly becoming a practical reality in an inspirational way, which will encourage many young people to work with the necessary diligence in their areas of responsibility.

The ANC YL welcomes the appointment of Thandile Babalwa Sunduza as the Chairperson for the Portofolio Committee on Arts and Culture, because she is adequately located to advance programmes that will contribute to nation building, whilst ensuring social cohesion. She will advance the many battles of the Arts and Creative industry, which the ANC Youth League has raised in various platforms. We also welcome the appointment of Ishmael Malale as the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education. This is a very significant stride towards the achievement of Free and Quality Education for poor, academically deserving students, and will intensify programmes for transformation of higher education and training in South Africa.

Like all leaders and graduates of the ANC Youth League, these NEC members recently appointed by the ANC will not disappoint in their responsibilities and will work with the necessary diligence and dedication, bringing the youthful energy characteristic of the ANC Youth League. The ANC Youth League will also provide the necessary support to the appointed comrades and all members of the ANC Youth League currently in the National Assembly and all other Legislatures across the Provinces. ANC Provincial Executive Committees should follow this example and give young people more responsibilities in their respective Provincial Legislatures.

Issued by the ANC Youth League