Minister Nathi Mthethwa launches the Young Patriots Programme

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21 Nov 2016

Arts and Culture Minister, Mr Nathi Mthethwa will launch the Young Patriots Programme at Freedom Park, Pretoria on the 25th November 2016. The programme is supported by the Department of Arts and Culture through NYDA.

The key objective of the programme is to create job opportunities for youth in the arts, culture and heritage sector. Through the National Youth Development Agency, the Department of Arts and Culture has begun a process of recruiting 300 young people to participate on the Young Patriots Programme.

The Young Patriots Programme acknowledges the role played by young people during the struggle for liberation and to ensure that young people today, are involved in social cohesion and nation building initiatives.

Government carries a responsibility to instil confidence and pride amongst the youth. This happens by educating young people about their history, heritage and the role played by other young people in the struggle for national liberation and thereby inculcating a sense of appreciating the South African democracy today.

Members of the media are invited to join the Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa and NYDA CEO, Mr Khathu Ramukumba at the launch of the programme that will see the signing of the Framework of Collaboration as follows:

Date : 25 November 2016

Time : 08:00

Venue : Gallery of Leaders: Freedom Park; Pretoria

Media RSVPs: Mthuthuzeli Nqumba, mthuthuzelin@dac.gov.za / 0744787681 or Lerato Gambu, Lerato.Gambu@nyda.gov.za / 0718972998 or (011) 651 7000

Media enquiries: Ms Zimasa Velaphi, 0725751994 or Teresa Magidela TeresaM@dac.gov.za, 0606017724