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ancylTimesLive reports that the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) in KwaZulu-Natal is pushing ahead with its demand for the eThekwini municipality to allocate R1bn for youth development.  

It is also targeting the private sector to scrap “experience requirements” for entry-level jobs.  The ANCYL furthermore wants young people to be members of the provincial legislature and the National Assembly and for youth-owned businesses to benefit from government departments to improve job creation.  These were some of the resolutions taken by the organisation in the eThekwini region during its regional congress on Tuesday and Wednesday.  The thrust of the congress was the assessment of the league’s political approach to youth development and challenges facing young people, such as unemployment, drug abuse and violence against women and children.  The government has scrapped the experience requirement for persons applying for entry-level state jobs and the amended regulations will come into effect on 1 April.  ANCYL provincial secretary Thanduxolo Sabelo said that “we are now going to take this approach to the private sector because we also want it to be implemented by the private sector.”

  • Read Bongani Mthethwa’s full original report in this regard at TimesLive

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