Youth Dialogue

Organisation of African Youth (OAYouth

Organisation of African Youth (OAYouth) was formed in 2009, conforming to the provisions of African Youth Charter, which was adopted by the African Union. The Charter defines African youth as people between the ages of 15 and 35. Membership to OAYouth is open to individuals and youth organisations, that are working to empower youth on any issues.

The youth voices in South Africa are fragmented and divided by race, religion and especially controversy-magnetic political platforms. As such, young people generally do not have a cohesive neutral platform for dialogue. In certain circumstances South Africa fails to answer: Who speaks for the youth?

OAYouth, in partnership with students associations at University of Witwatersrand, is hosting a Youth Dialogue on 18 August 2012 in Johannesburg.

The symposium will be attended by over 60 young people, youth organisations and students leaders.

The event is aimed at discussing the following question - ‘how do developmental trajectories have to look like in order to achieve social equality in South Africa? What is the role of youth to make it happen?’

These and other policy issues such as nationalisation, land reform, unemployment and entrepreneurship development, will strengthen a more coherent voice of youth and their willingness to partner with developmental stakeholders to make South Africa a great nation in Africa and the world.

For more information contact:

Mordekai Shumba
President Organisation of African Youth
Mobile: 073 445 4355

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Event Start Date: 
Saturday, 18 August, 2012
Event End Date: 
Saturday, 18 August, 2012
Event Venue: 
FNB Auditorium 101 - West Campus, University of Witwatersrand
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