Youth Month 2017 launches in Soweto

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01 Jun 2017

The Department of Arts and Culture in partnership with the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) invites members of the media to the launch of Youth Month at the Hector Pieterson Memorial Museum in Soweto, Johannesburg. Youth Month 2017 will be commemorated under the theme “The Year of OR Tambo: Advancing Youth Economic Empowerment”.

This year’s 16 June Youth Day commemorations will take place at Tshing, Ventersdorp in the North West Province in partnership with the Department of Arts and Culture and other government stakeholders. Activities for the month of June will also be outlined at the launch.

The programme for Youth Month will entail a month long of activities aimed at highlighting the work of the government in providing opportunities for the youth, educating young people about their history and heritage and dialogues with the youth on their role towards social cohesion and nation-building.

Details of to the launch are as follows:

Date: 02 June 2017

Time: 11:00

Venue: Hector Pieterson Memorial Museum, Soweto 

NB: Registration for media starts at 10h00am

RSPV: Lerato Gambu on Lerato.Gambu@nyda.gov.za/076 322 1165 or Nqobile Shange on Nqobile.Shange@dpme.gov.za

Enquiries: Mmabatho Ramompi on 076 4803513 or Mmabatho.Ramompi@dpme.gov.za or Tshegofatso.Modubu@dpme.gov.za / 083 276 0786 or Madimetja Moleba on 072 842 6594 madimetjam@dac.gov.za