NYDA board shake-up

2012-08-03 10:07
Andile Lungisa (File, Sapa)

Andile Lungisa (File, Sapa)

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Johannesburg - National Youth Development Agency board chairperson Andile Lungisa has not made the shortlist for the agency's next board, according to reports on Friday.

A parliamentary ad hoc committee responsible for selecting the new board has recommended seven candidates, the Business Day reported.

Lungisa, an ally of former ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema, was excluded.

The recommended names are former SA Student Congress leader Xoliswa Bambiso; deputy national chairperson of the Inkatha Freedom Party Youth Brigade Zandile Majozi, ANCYL members Muthupi Modiba, Kenny Morolong and Maropene Ntuli and Young Communist League members Yershen Pillay and Nyalleng Potloana, according to the Sowetan newspaper.

The committee's recommendations will be presented to the National Assembly on Tuesday for approval.
The approved list of names will then be sent to President Jacob Zuma for a final decision.

There were several calls to disband the NYDA after it hosted an unsuccessful World Festival of Youth and Students festival in December 2010.

The nine-day event, dubbed the "kissing festival" after delegates were seen playing kissing games while waiting for sessions to begin, was plagued by disorganisation and was reportedly R100m over budget.

Several speakers failed to turn up. The NYDA reportedly spent millions on balloons, confetti, musicians, poets, backpacks, caps, golf shirts, bottled water and even a tombstone for the event.
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