National Spokesperson Address ANCYL Limpopo 70th Anniversary
African National Congress NEC Member and National Spokesperson, Comrade Zizi Kodwa and Limpopo ANC PEC Member, Comrade Joe Mathebula, will address the 70th Anniversary Celebration of the ANC Youth League in Limpopo on Monday, 22 September 2014. The lecture is part of a series of celebrations marking 70 years of youth struggles since the formation of the ANC Youth League in 1944 and will critically reflect on, amongst others, the tasks of the new cadre and the role of the ANC as the ANCYL marks 7 decades of existence.
Members of the media are invited to the lecture which will take place as follows:
Date: Monday 22 September 2014
Venue: Department of Health Auditorium, College Street, Polokwane
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The NEC Lekgotla Bulletin was initiated to ensure that members of the ANC and Alliance partners are informed of the decisions taken by the National Executive Committee
This is important in that the NEC is the highest decision making organ of the organisation