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National Rural Youth Service Corps, NARYSEC (Updated)
The purpose of this article is to document the National Rural Youth Service Corps, as reported by Adriana Stuijt , the Cape Report  and the Free State Times .
The National Rural Youth Service Corps (NARYSEC [1|3]) is a "controversial"  "skills development"  program of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development  in conjunction with the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) [1|3], Young Communist League  and the South African National Defence Force (1994-) [1|2], to provide 1000s of unemployed "black youths 18-35 years of age"  "advanced"  "full-time training at several SANDF military bases across the country" , including "De Brug" (at Bloemfontein)  and "Saldanha" (at Saldanha) , as well as the town of Thaba Nchu , starting September 2010 .
Subjects include “military discipline”  as well as lessons in "business management" , "electrical engineering" , "life skills" , “patriotism” [2|3], "rights awareness" , "work ethic"  and “national pride” .
Many fear that the program may be "hijacked by the ANC Youth League to establish a militia to promote the ruling party’s political interests" , since "a similar youth training programme in Zimbabwe had been used by President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party to establish a militia" .
NARYSEC is opposed by Afriforum [1|3], the Commando Corps and the Democratic Alliance (DA) [1|2].
1. Adriana Stuijt. 8,000 ANC-youths get militia training (Bokkum, Friesland, Netherlands: Space of Adriana; 31 July 2011)
2. Kamogelo Seekoei. Unease grows over youth military training (Bloemfontein, ZA: Free State Times)
3. ANC Youth League Military Training (Cape Report; 3 August 2011)
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