Sayco, noun

Forms:
Also SAYCO.
Origin:
Acronym formed on South African Youth Congress.
historical
A political organization launched in 1987, affiliated to the United Democratic Front (see UDF noun2) and accommodating members of banned student organizations (such as Cosas). Also attributive.
Note:
In 1991 Sayco was replaced by the ANC Youth League (see ANCYL).
1987 New Nation 2 Apr. 1Not only has the Sayco launch brought together 1200 congress members nationally, but also members of trade unions, student, community and political organisations.
1987 M. Badela in Weekly Mail 3 Apr. 14In its guiding principles, Sayco has formally adopted the ANC’s guiding light, the Freedom Charter.
1987 New Nation 11 June 6The SA Youth Congress (Sayco) — the largest UDF affiliate, with half a million members.
1990 Sunday Times 16 Sept. 2Sayco, which is something of an over-arching body drawing membership from the Congress of South African Students and the South African National Students Congress, will dissolve once the Youth League is fully re-established inside the country.
1991 Weekly Mail 24 May 2Mokaba enjoyed a meteoric rise within the anti-apartheid movement, culminating in his unanimous election as president of the South African Youth Congress (Sayco) in 1987 and his election to head the ANC Youth League at this year’s re-launch.
A political organization launched in 1987, affiliated to the United Democratic Front (see UDFnoun) and accommodating members of banned student organizations (such as Cosas). Also attributive.
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