Joe Slovo Right to learn campaign

Each year the YCL embarks on the Joe Slovo Right Learn Campaign. Its objective is to make sure that students / learners are not denied access to education because of fees, both tertiary and pre-tertiary level.

The campaign also focuses on the closure of Shebeens within the proximity of schools. This is informed by our understanding that these Shebeens play a role in the destruction of culture of learning and teaching.


Convene national alcohol summit during this period of the programme

NC members to continue with their school visits as it was to Schools

Compile school sheets from NC members and Provincial structures

Consolidate the information gathered from school sheets forms and develop a report

Convene workshop/seminar on Free education at wits jointly with CEP

Make follow up on school visit outcomes

Meet with the Minister of Education, NYC and Umsobomvu on the outcomes of the visits

Monitor provinces on school visits programme


  • Visit 5 school and feel school sheets forms
  • Report to national office
  • Meet with Department of Education on the information gathered during school visits
  • Provincial march on Joe Slovo Right to Learn campaign
  • Mobilize PYA structures and other stakeholders on Education behind our campaign
  • Revive Free Education Coalition in provinces


  • Mobilize branches for provincial marches
  • Hold at least a seminar on the campaign
  • Report to YCL provincial structures
  • Coordinate branch programmes on the campaign


  • Visits schools
  • Assist were possible on the school recovery plan