Be the change agent in youth empowerment

Friday, June 8, 2018

Cabinet has called on South Africans to step out of their comfort zones and play their part in youth empowerment programmes and projects during Youth Month and beyond. 

Youth Month is observed in June in tribute to the class of 1976, who fought valiantly against oppression and for quality education. 

This year, Youth Month takes on even more significance as it is commemorated during the centenary of Tata Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela and Mama Albertina Nontsikelelo Sisulu. Youth Month 2018 is embraced under the theme: ‘Live the legacy: Towards a socio-economically empowered youth’. 

Cabinet encouraged young people to take inspiration from the iconic legacies of Mandela and Sisulu so that they too can become active participants in developing their communities, with a view to working together to develop South Africa. 

“Government is working hard to ensure that youth are able to access the many support and educational government programmes that would enhance their participation in the economy,” Cabinet said. 

Best wishes for exams 

Cabinet has also called on parents and guardians to support children who are writing preliminary and mid-term examinations across the country. 

“Cabinet warmly appreciates the vital role child caregivers play in shaping our future leaders, while creating conducive and safe environments for our children to learn. We also encourage all learners to continue studying and striving to do their best,” Cabinet said.

Cabinet also welcomed the reopening of schools in various parts of the North West province, including Koster and Rustenburg. 

This comes after weeks of protests and disruptions in teaching and learning due to protests. 

“Cabinet urges parents, learners and teachers to collaborate in trying to recover the lost time and fully commit to catch-up programmes,” it said. –