Tshwane Youth Leadership Talk: Press Release

2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the Youth Uprisings in 1976, a symbol of youth leadership in the South African history. In celebrating the anniversary, Agape Youth Movement (AYM) in collaboration with the National Library of South Africa (NLSA) and the City of Tshwane, will host their 2nd Annual Tshwane Youth Leadership Talk (TYLT).

Agape Youth Movement is an award-winning and most innovative youth-led Non-Profit Company (NPC), with an aim to own the challenges of youth in South Africa and work alongside government and private sector to bring innovative social solutions.

 The Chief Empowerment Officer (CEO) of Agape, Thabang Ramoroka, is part of the ACTIVATE! Change Drivers’ network of more than 2000 young change makers or “Activators” across South Africa who are finding innovative ways to transform their communities and the country as a whole.

TYLT is a dialogue with youth leaders, a platform to discuss youth leadership with a special focus on youth development. This programme aims to capacitate the youth, within institutions of learning, with elements of leadership. The youth needs consciousness of the struggle of their generation. The event programme features panel discussions by prominent South African Youth Leaders and high school RCL members, keynote address under the theme: The 1976 of 2016.

The TYLT is an initiative and element of a learner-leader programme that provides learners in leadership positions with leadership training and mentorship in high schools, with an aim to create a platform on which learners can understand their high school challenges, the role they could play and be mentored in implementing solutions. With that said, we would like to invite you for media coverage of the 40 Years Commemoration of the Youth Uprisings in 1976 at our event, through pre and post-event profiling.

The programme will feature a keynote address by the Deputy Minister of Department of Basic Education – Honourable Enver Surty and the CEO of the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) – Mr Khathutshelo Ramukumba followed by two panel discussions with future leaders on the role they could play to better the education system.


Date: 25 June 2016

Venue: National Library of South Africa (NLSA) Main Hall

Address: 75 Thabo Sehume Street, Pretoria 0001

GPS Co-Ordinates: -25.742686, 28.189628,15

Time: 8:30am – 4pm

Promo Video: https://youtu.be/u4SETK-HjXQ

Hashtag: #TYLT2016

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