Sunday, November 15, 2009

THE ABUSE OF DRUGS, ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCES A COUNTER-REVOLUTIONARY PHENOMENON:

THE ABUSE OF DRUGS, ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCES A COUNTER-REVOLUTIONARY PHENOMENON:
NYIKO FLOYD SHIVAMBU
On the 11th of November 2009, the ANC YL convened a broad front of concerned formations in South Africa to develop a clear and concerted strategy to fight the abuse of alcohol, drugs and substances. We did so because the 23rd National Congress of the African National Congress Youth League mandated all structures of the organisation to, “establish programmatic relations with Non-governmental organizations, Community-Based organizations, Trade Unions and religious formations in the campaign against drugs, alcohol and substance abuse”.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Appoint Gama as Transnet GCEO

APPOINT SIYABONGA GAMA AND TRANSFORM TRANSNET INTO A DEVELOPMENTAL STATE OWNED ENTERPRISE:
NYIKO FLOYD SHIVAMBU
The African National Congress Youth League is on record in affirming Siyabonga Gama as the incoming Group Chief Executive Officer of Transnet. This is not fanatical support, but premised on and consistent with the developmental trajectory spelled out by the African National Congress Government. Our position on Gama re-affirms the principle we raised before, that black people and Africans in particular, should be appointed to key and strategic positions in the economy.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Discussing the Ideological direction of the ANC

Discussing the ideological direction of the ANC
Nyiko Floyd Shivambu
The Peter Mokaba Commemoration rally in Polokwane on the 7th of June 2009 resuscitated a necessary debate on the working class leadership and ideological character of the African National Congress, and consequently what its relations should be to working class struggles in this era of economic recession. In his message of support from the Young Communist League, the National Chairperson Cde David Masondo said there is nothing inherently contradictory in the ANC’s support for mass strikes against employers as these are destined towards the emancipation of the working class which the ANC accepts should, as a matter of priority, be liberated from economic and social bondage.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

response

Response to Redi Direko’s Column in the Sowetan

Nyiko Floyd Shivambu

I normally do not respond to petty attacks directed at me, because I was advised that if I kneel down and bark back to a dog barking at me, passers-by will not notice the difference. Yet I felt the need to respond to Redi Direko on her insulting column about the essence of gender struggles and what she misperceives as sexism from the ANC YL. Redi Direko, like all South Africans has the right to formulate and articulate whatever opinion she deems suitable, but this should be within context.

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