13 June 2019

South Africa: President Cyril Ramaphosa Addresses National Youth Day in Polokwane, 16 Jun

press release

President Cyril Ramaphosa will, on Sunday 16 June 2019, deliver the keynote address at the National Youth Day event to be held at the Peter Mokaba Cricket Club in Polokwane, Limpopo Province.

The month of June has been declared Youth Month and it is a period set aside to pay tribute to the youth of 1976 for their activism.

It is also a time to reflect on the progress made and address the challenges identified in order to drive the youth development agenda in South Africa.

This year's Youth Month coincides with the commemoration of 25 years of Freedom and Democracy and it takes place under the theme "25 Years of Democracy: A Celebration of Youth Activism". The theme seeks to encourage young people to join the ranks of active and responsible citizens by participating in democratic processes.

President Ramaphosa will commence the day by engaging with the youth in a Youth Development and Career Expo at a venue within the Polokwane Cricket Club.

The day will culminate with the President delivering a keynote address to the nation at the National Youth Day event at the Peter Mokaba Cricket Club.

During this month of youth, government and its agencies such as the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) will host a number of engagements, including youth expos, dialogues and youth entrepreneur hubs to showcase opportunities available to young people. A list of Youth Day build-up events can be accessed on https://bit.ly/2WPUeGJ

Issued by: The Presidency

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