M&G Hangout: The ANCYL's new task team

A new task team has been set up to rebuild the ANC Youth League, and we'll talk you through what this means for SA politics. Send us your questions.

A new task team has been set up to rebuild the ANC Youth League, and we'll talk you through what this means for SA politics. Send us your questions.

The ANC this week revealed the names of the 22 people it has selected to head up the team tasked with evaluating and rebuilding the structures of the ANC Youth League.

After the tumultuous Julius Malema years, characterised by factionalism and a youth league preoccupied with economic policy, it seems the mother body is trying to reboot its youth wing, with this task team made up largely of established youth leaders with a social bent. Will the youth league become merely another desk at Luthuli House? And is the space it once occupied in political discourse being taken over by the Young Communist League?

We speak to Mail & Guardian reporters Charles Molele and Matuma Letsoalo to discuss what this means for the youth league, and where the organisation is headed.

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