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It`s all systems go for the ANCYL 25th National Conference
3 September 2015
The ANCYL National Task Team (NTT) can today confirm that all provinces, with the exception of Gauteng, have successfully held their provincial general councils ahead of tomorrow`s official kickoff of the historic Youth League`s 25th National Conference. It is expected that Gauteng province, which is currently conducting and finalising its own provincial council, would be ready by the time the conference opens on Friday.
The NTT is pleased with the ANCYL provinces` state of readiness and preparations, which was characterised by enthusiastic and robust discussions aimed at ensuring that this young people`s festival of ideas emerge with radical and progressive programme to advance the agenda of South Africa`s youth. The conference is set to reawaken the only true and legitimate voice of the country`s young lions to champion the hopes and aspirations of our young people. The roar of our country`s young lions shall once again reverberate across the length and breadth of the country, ensuring that the real issues affecting our young people remain at the centre of our national agenda.
We are truly encouraged that young people the length and breadth of South Africa have put great effort and energy to ensure the success of this national conference.
The conference will be attended by over 3000 delegates, which includes voting delegates, representatives from the student movement Progressive Youth Alliance, representatives from the leagues, former YL leaders, ANC officials and NEC representatives, Alliance representatives, international guests and members of the diplomatic corps.
Representatives from international sister youth organisations will also be in attendance. They include the youth formations of SWAPO of Namibia, ZANU PF of Zimbabwe and MPLA of Angola.
Registration for delegates and guests kicked off early this morning and is proceeding well. Delegates from several provinces have already arrived in high spirits at the Tshwane Show Grounds for accreditation while others are on their way from various parts of the country. Accreditation for over 400 members of the media has already began in earnest at the Gallagher Conference Centre and is proceeding without a hitch. All systems are running at full capacity to ensure that all delegates, local and international guests, as well as local and foreign media are registered and ready for the conference tomorrow.
President Jacob Zuma is scheduled to deliver keynote address to the conference on Saturday while ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the conference on Friday.
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