It is apparently viewed as a means for economic freedom and empowerment.

To this end, the ANC Youth League in KwaZulu-Natal is pushing ahead with its demand for the eThekwini municipality to allocate R1bn for youth development – and is also targeting the private sector to scrap “experience requirements” for entry-level jobs.

According to them, they also want young people to be members of the provincial legislature and the National Assembly. It said youth-owned businesses must benefit from government departments to improve job creation.

These are some of the resolutions taken by the ANCYL in the eThekwini region during its two-day regional congress at Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium 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.

ANCYL provincial secretary Thanduxolo Sabelo said on Wednesday the league would intensify the struggle for economic freedom.