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A Celebration Of Youth Activism

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Government officially launched the 2019 Youth Month - which is set to celebrate the role played by young people during the struggle for liberation.

A celebration of youth activism

The month, which will be celebrated under the theme: ‘25 Years of Democracy: A celebration of youth activism’ will be used, amongst others, to empower and facilitate conversations with the youth on the achievements and progress made in youth development.

The launch was held at the Hector Pieterson Memorial Museum in Soweto.

Youth month is also directed towards successfully tackling the challenges of combating poverty, unemployment and bringing economic freedom to the youth.

Executive Chairperson of the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA), Sifiso Mtsweni, said the theme speaks not only to celebrating past youth achievements but also looks forward to what is currently happening in the country with regard to youth development.

“We are proud to say that the youngest Member of Parliament is 20-years-old. We applaud the government for listening to young people.”

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