Youth voices for South Africa

This week, seventy-five outstanding young delegates arrived at SAIIA to participate in the fourth Young Leaders Conference, from 26 June to 1 July. These high school learners and university students hosted their own negotiation sessions under the theme ‘Connecting the past to the present: Young South Africans shaping a sustainable future’.

The negotiations will culminate in the handover of the 2016 Young Leaders Declaration to the Presidency on 30 June. A youth dialogue will also be held on 30 June with the Department of International Relations and Cooperation.

AlexFM was at the conference to speak with the delegates about their hopes and ideas for the country. Listen to interviews with Sarah Abrahams from Cape Town and Phathushedzo Nekhavhambe from Venda.

AlexFM also interviewed the UNICEF Country Director for South Africa Hervé Ludovic de Lys about his presentation to the delegates on the State Of The Worlds Children and Mail & Guardian journalist Pontsho Pilane about inequality, race and representation in the media.

29 Jun 2016

South Africa
SAIIA Programme