President Jacob Zuma convened the first Presidential Youth Working Group consisting of various youth focused civil society organisations and many Deputy Ministers across his cabinet. Youth Lab was one of those youth groups invited to share our insights. The aim of the working group is to priorities interventions aimed at youth through both governmental and non-governmental initiatives and to assist the youth desk, which runs under the leadership of Deputy Minister Buti Manamela with championing and ensuring the successful implementation of the latest National Youth Policy.
From that meeting, Youth Lab was invited to serve on the Presidential Youth Working Group. We look forward to taking forward the many inputs from young people we have gleaned in the past through research and dialogue, as well as the future inputs to this national platform.
Watch the day’s main address below, and read some of the news coverage here.