Youth colloquium to promote Mandela legacy

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Pretoria – Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa will today convene a special colloquium with over 800 youth from various campuses in Gauteng on the role of the youth in promoting the legacy of late former President Nelson Mandela.

The event, which will be held at the ZK Matthews Auditorium at the University of South Africa, is themed “Youth of South Africa – Our Time is Now”.

The National Colloquium, aptly named “Generation 2.0”, seeks to initiate a dialogue among the youth about the future of South Africa and common nationhood and thus promotes nation building and social cohesion.

Minister Mthethwa will share the platform with the Minister of Sport and Recreation Fikile Mbalula.

Other panellists will include Roelf Meyer, Judge Yvonne Mokgoro, Xoliswa Bam and academic Dr Somadoda Fikeni.

The department will also host Master Classes on Music, Dance and Brand Management on 19 and 20 November 2014 in Ga-Rankuwa Community Hall and Moretele Park, respectively.

The facilitators of the master classes will include AKA, Naima McClean, Zandile Mzazi and Kurt Darren.

The events will precede the Nelson Mandela Sport and Culture Day which will take place on Saturday, 22 November 2014 at the Union Buildings. –

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