Lungisa to head pan-African youth union

2011-12-07 16:40
Johannesburg - Andile Lungisa has been elected president of the Pan-African Youth Union (PYU), the presidency said on Wednesday.

Lungisa, who is chairperson of the National Youth Development Agency, was appointed on Monday at the third PYU congress held in Khartoum, Sudan.

"Mr Lungisa comes into the position with extensive experience both in youth development in South Africa and as former deputy president of the PYU," Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane said.

"His election is a clear indication of confidence in South Africa to lead youth development issues on the continent."

The PYU is a continental youth body recognised by the African Union heads of governments and states to co-ordinate youth development in Africa.

- SAPA
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