The IFP Youth Brigade hopes that the National Youth Consultative Conference that will sit in Birchwood on 29-30 March 2015, convened by the Presidency and the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA), will be meaningful and to provide solutions to the very real problems confronting youth, as young people are key to economic and social progress in developing countries; South Africa in particular.
"This conference must provide proper solutions to address youth challenges. Government must ensure that the voice of young people is included in policy-making and implementation. It is imperative for South Africa to reflect on what must be done to actualise the full potential of South African youth" said IFP Youth Brigade National Chairperson, Mkhuleko Hlengwa MP.
"The youth need to be at the forefront of global change and innovation, by ensuring that they have an opportunity to participate fully in the affairs of their societies, including national development. This is only possible when leaders in government and political parties are willing to give the opportunity to the youth, who are not just interested in talking the talk, but who also want to walk the talk," concluded Hlengwa.
We therefore propose the formation of a multi-sector grassroots movement, led by the youth of South Africa, to save our democracy and freedom. We need to unite our efforts and stand up and be the vanguards of democracy to make meaningful gains.
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