The Leagues

The ANC has three seperate leagues. The Women`s League, the Youth League and the Veteran`s League

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The Women's League

The Women's League is open to women who are members of the ANC and has the same basic structure, namely, national, provincial and branch. Its objectives are to defend and advance the rights of women, both inside and outside the ANC, against all forms of national, social and gender oppression and to ensure that women play a full role in the life of the organisation, in the people's struggle and in national life. The Women's League functions as an autonomous body within the overall structure of the ANC, of which it is an integral part, with its own Constitution, rules and regulations.

The Youth League

The Youth League is open to all persons between the ages of 14 and 35. It operates on a national, provincial and branch basis. Its objectives are to unite and lead young men and women in confronting and dealing the problems that face the youth, and in ensuring that the youth make a full and rich contribution to the work of the ANC and the life of the nation. The Youth League functions as an autonomous body within the overall structure of the ANC, of which it is an integral part, with its own Constitution, rules and regulations.

Members of the Youth League over the age of 18 are expected to play a full part in the general political life of the ANC.

A member of the Youth League shall not be eligible for any position as office-bearer of the ANC or to attend ANC conferences, members' or executive meetings of the ANC (unless specially invited), unless he or she is a full member of the ANC.

The Veterans League

The Veterans League is open to all ANC members 60 years of age or older, who have served the ANC and the movement over an unbroken period of 40 years. It operates on a national, provincial and branch basis. Its objectives are to ensure that veterans make a full and rich contribution to the work of the ANC, the movement and the life of the nation. The Veterans League functions as an autonomous body within the overall structure of the ANC, of which it is an integral part, with its own Constitution, rules and regulations.

The Women's League

The Women's League is open to women who are members of the ANC and has the same basic structure, namely, national, provincial and branch. Its objectives are to defend and advance the rights of women, both inside and outside the ANC, against all forms of national, social and gender oppression and to ensure that women play a full role in the life of the organisation, in the people's struggle and in national life." data-share-imageurl="">