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    The DA Youth believes the appointment of Lufefe Mkutu, a SASCO and ANCYL Eastern Cape Provincial Task Team Member, as a National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) Provincial Manager in the Eastern Cape is cause for concern.


    Mtuku was appointed earlier this month into his position and has a vision of eliminating youth unemployment and skills development through the provision of funding – HeraldLive quoted him in an interview.

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    However, Lindokuhle Sixabayi, the Interim DA Youth Federal Deputy Chair: Media and Publicity, is not confident in this appointment.

    He said: “The appointment of yet another ANCYL cadre is a slap in the face of millions of young South Africans who look to the NYDA for support while incompetent cadres occupy offices”.

    “We, therefore, call for transparency on this appointment.”


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    Sibaxayi further said the DA Youth reiterates that for young people to benefit from this R800m budget. He also proposed the NYDA to be dissolved, and the following five interventions to be implemented in relation to youth empowerment:

    • Scrap the NYDA and establish Youth Works Opportunity Centers across the country to service work-seekers and small businesses;
    • Allocate funds for the establishment of Youth Economic Zones for trading and to revive the industrial and manufacturing sector;
    • Establish Innovation Hubs to service new markets in metropole areas for creatives in the Arts and Culture sector;
    • Establish a one-stop-shop, to cut red tape in the formalization of small and emerging businesses by young people;
    • Make drastic policy shifts, to include incentives for employers and the adoption of the Youth Wage Subsidy as a government policy.

    “The DA Youth will continue to be the only viable voice for young people in South Africa,” he concluded.

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