Headline: ANC Youth League Pushes for Grant Increases to Bolster Youth Welfare in South Africa
Date: September 11, 2023
ANC Youth League president Collen Malatji has called on the government to introduce a R4 500 monthly grant for unemployed graduates, saying this will help them while they look for jobs.
Malatji was speaking as the ANC Youth League celebrated its 79th anniversary at Kameel River B Stadium, Mpumalanga, over the weekend.
“We are calling upon the ANC-led government to increase and introduce an unemployment grant. We are saying while young people are still looking for opportunities, there must be a grant that is provided for them to be able to move around and look for those opportunities.
“We are saying while we are still looking for solutions, the R350 unemployment grant must be increased to R1 500 until issues [of employment] are resolved. Unemployed graduates must be paid R4 500 a month,” said Malatji.
In a bid to address the pressing needs of young individuals, the ANC Youth League has embarked on a vigorous campaign, demanding increases in grants across South Africa. With a focus on poverty alleviation and improved access to vital services, the league aims to empower the country’s youth and ensure their overall well-being.
Citing the need for greater financial support, the ANC Youth League argues that higher grant amounts are crucial for young people to access quality education, healthcare, and other essential services. By advocating for these increases, they aim to create a more equitable society and provide opportunities for young individuals to thrive.
The campaign has garnered significant attention and sparked discussions nationwide. The ANC Youth League’s call for action has resonated with many who believe that investing in the youth is paramount for the nation’s future success.
As the campaign gains momentum, it remains to be seen how the government and other stakeholders will respond to these demands. The ANC Youth League is determined to continue advocating for change and ensuring that the voices of South Africa’s youth are heard.
Stay tuned for further updates on this developing story as the ANC Youth League presses forward in their quest for increased grants and a brighter future for the country’s young generation.