n Journal for Contemporary History - The 'Letsema / Ilima' campaign : a smokescreen or an essential strategy to deal with the unemployment crisis in South Africa?

Volume 29, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0258-2422
  • E-ISSN: 2415-0509



Speaking from the podium, on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the founding of the African National Congress (ANC) in Durban, President Thabo Mbeki made the following call: "During this year, we must focus on the mobilization of our people actually to engage in the process of continuing to be their own liberators, of occupying the frontline in the popular struggle for the reconstruction and development of our country."

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