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Youth Agency launches Youth Month 2017

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Youth Agency launches Youth Month 2017

1st June 2017


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The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) invites members of the media to the launch of Youth Month at the Hector Pieterson Memorial Museum in Soweto, Johannesburg. Youth Month 2017 will be commemorated under the theme “The Year of OR Tambo: Advancing Youth Economic Empowerment”.

The event will be attended by Minister in the Presidency, responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Jeff Radebe, Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa, Deputy Minister in the Presidency Buti Manamela and the Executive Chairperson of the NYDA, Sifiso Mtsweni.


This year’s 16 June Youth Day commemorations will take place at Tshing, Ventersdorp in the North West Province in partnership with the Department of Arts and Culture and other government stakeholders. Activities for the month of June will also be outlined at the launch.

The programme for Youth Month will entail a month long of activities aimed at highlighting the work of the government in providing opportunities for the youth, educating young people about their history and heritage, communicating opportunities brought by the democratic government, while having conversations with the youth on their role towards social cohesion and nation-building.


Details of to the launch are as follows:

Date: 02 June 2017
Time: 11:00
Venue: Hector Pieterson Memorial Museum, Soweto
NB: Registration for media starts at 10h00am

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Enquiries: Mmabatho Ramompi on 076 4803513 or or / 083 276 0786 or Madimetja Moleba on 072 842 6594


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