The ANC Youth League's national executive committee, led by its president Julius Malema, will undergo military training in September, it was announced on Thursday.
Defence and Military Veterans Minister Lindiwe Sisulu had agreed to make the necessary arrangements, the ANCYL and defence ministry said in a joint statement.
This was agreed to while Sisulu addressed the ANCYL's national executive committee (NEC) on proposed national service for unemployed youth, they said.
Sisulu had highlighted the benefits of the programme and received ANCYL input on how national service should be implemented.
"The national service will allow unemployed young people to learn both military basic training and much needed skills to equip them for their future," she said.