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NYDA Executive Chairperson Speech Delivered on Youth Day 2015

President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency J.G. Zuma,
Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe,
Minister of Arts and Culture, Nathi Mtethwa,
Deputy Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Buti Manamela,
Deputy Minister of Communications, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams,
Deputy Executive Chairperson of the NYDA, Kenny Morolong and the Board of the NYDA,
President of the Pan African Youth Union, Francine Lumunya,

The State Plans Our Agricultural Future: Part II: Can the Informational Requirements for Heavy Regulation be Met?

Feet on the Earth or Head in the Clouds? The State Plans Our Agricultural Future: Part II - Can the Informational Requirements for Heavy Regulation be Met? The second Brief in this series sets out the massive information requirements of the proposed system.

Addressing Graduate Unemployment Head on Through the GEP

Youth in the black and coloured groups of South Africa have the highest rates of unemployment in the country – that’s according to the latest Stats SA report released in September 2014 titled ‘Employment, Unemployment, Skills and Economic Growth’. The same report indicates that the unemployment rate for those with tertiary qualifications increased from six percent in 1994 to 14 percent in 2014.

SERAP Drags South Africa to ICC over Xenophobic Attack on Nigerians, Others

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has requested the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, to use her “good offices and position to investigate allegations of hate speech by the Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini, which has resulted in killing, violence and discrimination against Nigerians and other African citizens living in South Africa, as well as the complicity or negligence of the country’s law enforcement agencies to prevent these crimes against civilian population.”

Address by President Jacob Zuma during the Freedom Day Celebrations

The Premier of Gauteng and all Premiers present,
The Minister of Arts and Culture and all Ministers and Deputy Ministers present,
Acting Executive Mayor of Tshwane and all Mayors present,
Former Chairperson of the Organisation of African Unity, Excellency Mr Amara Essy,
Members of Parliament and provincial legislatures,
Members of the Diplomatic Corps and all international guests,
Fellow South Africans,
Dumelang, sanibonani, molweni, good morning to you all.

Illegal Sand Mining in South Africa

Uncontrolled and often illegal sand mining activities are destroying some of South Africa’s most valuable natural resources at an unprecedented rate.

Sand mining is the extraction of surface sand from beaches and inland dunes, or the dredging of sand from riverbeds. The sand is typically sold to the construction industry, for the production of materials such as tiles, cement bricks and other sand aggregates.


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