ANCYL unhappy with WC government

ANCYL members march to the Western Cape legislature on 27 July 2012. Picture: Nathan Adams/EWN
CAPE TOWN - The Dullah Omar branch of the ANC Youth League is marching to the offices of the Western Cape government on Friday afternoon.

The organisation is unhappy about what they call the exclusion of youth employment on the province's list of priorities.

A large group of league members are singing and dancing as they make their way to the central business district.

They have also been joined by United Democratic Front (UDF) supporters from Mitchells Plain.

The protesters claim their views have been disregarded and the provincial government is not doing enough to assist unemployed youth. Poor service delivery in townships is also on their list of grievances.

The group plans to handover a memorandum of grievances to officials at the provincial legislature later.
Meanwhile, the Democratic Alliance (DA) launched a million jobs campaign on Thursday.

The party says it has a plan to create jobs.

The campaign would be based around five key themes: education for jobs, helping people start their own businesses, a youth wage subsidy for job-seekers, building infrastructure for growth and lowering taxes for greater investment.
(Edited by Lindiwe Mlandu)