Check Out the New Board of the National Youth Development Agency Appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa

Check Out the New Board of the National Youth Development Agency Appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa. The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) is a South African-based agency established primarily to tackle challenges that the nation’s youth are faced with. President Cyril Ramaphosa recently appointed the new board of the NYDA in terms of Section 9 of the National Youth Development Agency Act 54 of 2008.

As required by the Act, the President has appointed seven board members from the 17 names recommended by the National Assembly.

The members of the new NYDA board are:

  1. Ms Asanda Luwaca
  2. Mr Avela Mjajubana
  3. Ms Karabo Mohale
  4. Ms Lebo Mulaisi
  5. Mr Thulisa Ndlela
  6. Ms Pearl Pillay
  7. Ms Alexandria Procter

The President has designated Ms Asanda Luwaca as Chairperson and Ms Karabo Mohale as Deputy Chairperson of the NYDA Board. Ms Luwaca is the first female chairperson of the NYDA board, in line with the President’s commitment to advance women leadership at all levels.

President Ramaphosa said: “The new board of the National Youth Development Agency carries a great responsibility in the country’s drive to empower young people through skills development, employment, work experience and other opportunities.

I see the NYDA as a vital partner in the implementation of the Presidential Youth Empowerment Intervention and ensuring that young people are prioritized as part of the Presidential Employment Stimulus.

The new board brings together a group of individuals with diverse expertise and experience in youth development. I have every confidence that they will ensure sound governance of the agency, and will dedicate themselves to the critical task of building a better future for the youth of South Africa.”

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