The Veterans League was established in 2009. Its key objective was to establish a League that would intervene on issues that affect the integrity and credibility of the African National Congress. But it was not until October 2017, when the new leadership was elected at the 2nd National Conference that the Veterans League started to grow into a more robust and authoritative League. The theme of the 3rd ANCVL Conference is: Renewal of ANC to Advance the National Democratic Revolution.
The ANC Veteran`s League is open to all ANC members 60 years of age or older, who have served the ANC and the movement over an unbroken period of 40 years. It will operate on a national, provincial and branch basis.
Its objectives are to ensure that veterans make a full and rich contribution to the work of the ANC, the movement and the life of the nation.
The Veteran`s League will function as an autonomous body within the overall structure of the ANC, of which it will be an integral part, with its own Constitution, rules and regulations, provided that these are not in conflict with the Constitution and policies of the ANC.
Let us go forward in this battle fortified by conviction that those who labour in the service of a great and good cause will never fail.