The Secretary General of the African National Congress, Comrade Gwede Mantashe, will attend the Joe Slovo Right To Learn Campaign and deliver a memorial lecture in Buffalo City Metro, East London tomorrow, 19 January 2017. The campaign, led by the Young Communist League of South Africa (YCLSA), a member of the Progressive Youth Alliance (PYA), is aimed at ensuring that students and/or learners are not denied access to education due to lack of funds for fees and registration both at pre-tertiary and tertiary level.
The launch of the campaign themed "Leaders are made in class room not in Tarvens, Shebeens and Beer Halls" will include school visits and the Joe Slovo memorial lecture.
Members of the media are invited to cover the programme which will unfold as follows:
DATE: Thursday, 19 January 2017
07H00 to 08H00 - Visit the Zanempucuko and Thembalesizwe High Schools in Ilitha Location
12H00 to 15H00 - Joe Slovo memorial lecture at the BCM City Hall, Corner Oxford and Argyle Street, East London
Issued by the African National Congress
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