NYDA to outline a standard approach for all sectors of society towards youth development
17 Apr 2012
National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) Executive Chairperson Andile Lungisa will brief members of the media on the National Youth Policy (2009 to 2014) implementation guidelines. The National Youth Policy (2009 to 2014) was developed and approved by Cabinet in 2009 as a national policy framework for youth development in South Africa.
However three years since its adoption, youth development continues to be implemented in an uncoordinated manner that cannot be monitored or measured, impacting negatively on youth development progress.
The National Youth Policy (2009 to 2014) implementation guidelines will direct how sectors of society including organs of state, private and non-governmental organisation must implement programmes aimed at the development of young people including measures to ensure compliance with sectors that are moving slow on youth development.
The NYDA Act 54 of 2008 empowers the NYDA to facilitate a process towards ensuring that youth development is mainstreamed and integrated in a uniform manner by all sectors of society. With about half (42% in 2011) of the country’s population comprised of people belonging to the age group of 14 to 35 years, it has become urgent that a coordinated and integrated approach by all sectors of society is adopted in the country.
As from 2013 going forward, the NYDA will put in place coordination, monitoring and evaluation systems in order to track progress by the sectors of society. The NYDA is confident that only through systematically coordinated efforts towards a common goal by all organs of state, private and non-governmental organisation will we be able to make a significant difference as a country. Members of the media are invited to the briefing as follows:
Date: Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Time: 10h30 to 11h30
Venue: Burgers Park Hotel, Corner Van der Walt and Minnar Street, Pretoria
To confirm your attendance and for media enquiries, please contact:
Siyabonga Magadla (National Youth Development Agency)
Cell: 083 686 9016
Issued by: National Youth Development Agency
17 Apr 2012
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