Step up youth project monitoring: NYDA

2011-08-01 14:09

Johannesburg - The government must increase monitoring to ensure that projects aimed at empowering youth deliver the desired results, the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) said on Monday.

Young people made up the majority of the population, but were the most affected by unemployment and underdevelopment, despite the government's commitments to include youth in skills development and job creation, the agency's executive chairperson Andile Lungisa said in a statement.

Government empowerment policies aimed at youth often lacked costing, monitoring and accountability.

Skills development initiatives, including learnerships, had not been adequately monitored and evaluated, he said, and little information was available on the impact of private sector initiatives.

"In many instances we do not have empirical evidence on the rate at which these young people are absorbed into jobs," he said.

Lungisa said the NYDA should be represented in all government clusters and in local government to monitor implementation of these programmes.

More needed to be done, and for this reason a National Youth Convention had been scheduled for August 5-7 in Kimberley. Lungisa said about 1 000 young people and government ministers were expected to attend.

The NYDA would implement several "anchor projects" over the next five years. These include agro-processing, ICT, motor vehicle and furniture manufacturing, mineral beneficiation, the green economy, non-military national youth service, and skills development programme Youth Build SA.

Lungisa said the NYDA had been able to approve R66.7m worth of loans to young entrepreneurs and sourced business opportunities worth over R144m in the two years of its existence.

It had sustained over 61 000 jobs, he said.

  • Khatman - 2011-08-01 14:17

    The youth must go to school and then they will be clever to be the leaders of our country

      Khatman - 2011-08-01 14:18

      I want them all to grow up like JuJu to be a great leader for the people of the nation

      Khatman - 2011-08-01 14:21

      All this young kids must go to the big campanies after school and be included in the learnerships. Then the campanies will be forced by government to employ them

      Banana_Republic - 2011-08-01 14:41

      If a young kid came to my business demanding a learnership, but couldn't tell the difference between a Company and a Campany, I'd tell him or her to p!ss off.

      Khatman - 2011-08-01 14:46

      @BananaRepublic You are being previliges because you look down on this childrens, they must demand to come to your workplace and to sit in your seat

      Banana_Republic - 2011-08-01 15:03

      I already provide learnerships and mentorship programs for people who are interested in learning and are willing to commit themselves to long hard hours in the tourism industry, I will NOT bust a gut to show some disinterested git who feels that because of the colour of his/her skin they are entitled to training and a fat salary to go with it.

      Felix - 2011-08-01 15:11

      I cannot wait till education is back to a decent standard and we have a majority of decent hardworking citizens, as opposed to this entitlement mentality like khatmans for example.

      Khatman - 2011-08-01 15:16

      Hey Felix, suga wena! You are not my father to speak like that. You think your school make you a better man than I am? I will challenge you with the shield and stick and then we will see. What do you know?

      Stun Gun - 2011-08-01 15:32

      Khatman is a white guy attempting (unsuccessfully) to be funny.

  • Banana_Republic - 2011-08-01 14:39

    Isnt that exactly what the NYDA was set up to do and paid millions to do it?

      Khatman - 2011-08-01 14:48

      What you mean by asking? They are doing thier jobs and they are doing a good job of it.

      Stevie - 2011-08-01 14:49

      My thoughts exactly, and even more disconcerting is that the DA Youth has already exposed the NYDA as being little more than an ANC patronage scheme.

      Banana_Republic - 2011-08-01 14:56

      Khatman, other than organising a massive p!ssup in Pretoria, sponsored by Lotto and for which they havent paid suppliers; and of course the recent junket to New York City, what exactly have they done for anyone or anything, except upped the profits of a few bottle stores and car dealers?

      Khatman - 2011-08-01 15:07

      Banana man - you are sad now that you do not have a bottle store or a car dealer? I tell you what you must just join us you must come to the party to partispate and then you will feel happy.But now it is our time our time to eat the money and drife the cars eat the shoshy on the stomac of the butiful woman. That is our time now

      Muzi - 2011-08-01 15:41

      I think KHATMAN is a fake trying to piss the regular News24 readers off. If he has access to a computer, his righting skills and spelling can't be that bad. he is an anti-revolutionary wearing a mask of the ANC...

      Khatman - 2011-08-01 15:52

      @Muzi - if you are a comrade and I wish that you are I am asking myself why you attack me for my spelling. My "writing" skills are not of your concern. ya nga kona u tshimbila mutalani wa vhahali vha we Sizwe nahone

  • Eric West - 2011-08-01 14:57

    Why have they not closed down the NYDA yet? It's just another "jobs for ANCYL pals" institution whose main aim is to enrich a bunch of lazy pekkies, like the overpaid Lungisa and friends!

      Khatman - 2011-08-01 15:03

      You speak like a true old regime people, you are gelous of this people and you will not praise them for their work up to now. Why are you like a woman on this?

  • AllSeeingEye - 2011-08-01 15:01

    @Khatman-I see you comment and at the same time thumb up on your own comments,honestly speaking your so dump that you want kids to go to school just to become stupit like malema!jeeezz man im black and i question your intellect!

      Khatman - 2011-08-01 15:12

      You my brother you must not speak bad to me like that.You know that Juju will lead us to the land of milk and Umqombothi. We will eat and life the rich live

      Felix - 2011-08-01 15:14

      He is either as thick as a plank or a troll. I suspect the latter as I doubt anyone of the intellect he portrays can use a computer. Plus today he is spelling worst than usuall to get his right wing white message across.

      Khatman - 2011-08-01 15:21

      You Felix you cant spell either. You spell usual with 2 x ll. Now what is the problem?

      Banana_Republic - 2011-08-01 15:28

      I suspect that khatman is taking the p!ss, if not we are in very deep trouble when he's deployed as our next minister of education.

  • Banana_Republic - 2011-08-01 15:14

    Khatman - afflicted by OBE I see

  • Monika - 2011-08-01 15:18

    Khatman needs some serious spelling lessons. I would'nt employ someone of his "calibre" if you paid ME. But this is the mentality - I am black therefore I demand. PATHETIC

      Khatman - 2011-08-01 15:56

      Monika, I am white and therfor I inherit?

  • Bravo - 2011-08-01 15:44

    Spot on Khatman!! Showing what the Youth League really sounds like - hahahahaha - brilliant!! LOL

  • Mart - 2011-08-01 16:42

    'The population of Africa has grown exponentially over the past century, and consequently shows a large youth bulge, further reinforced by a low life expectancy of below 50 years in most African countries. The population doubled in the period 1982–2009 and quadrupled from 1955–2009, according to United Nations estimates.' Herein lies the problem and the challenge for the youth of today. You need to change your mindset that your predecessors had which is that you must have plenty of children so that they can look after you later in life. For goodness sake, that's like buying a car but you don't have a drivers licence or petrol money. If you cannot survive by yourself in your old age because you don't have kids to look after you, your journey has run it's course....that is the way nature intended it to be. THe pain of birthing numerous children only to lose them because you cannot afford to maintain them, in the distant hope that someday they will look after you, is from the very dark and backward ages. Get real and manage your life better....don't expect your children to care for you...they have their own lives to live !

  • Carl Muller - 2011-08-01 17:21

    And spent R100 000 000 on parties....

  • Monica - 2011-08-01 23:03

    I agree with Khatman; but when they see that the ANC Ministers and Youth League President do not have much education; singing the song "killing the boer"; I am sure they will think they do not require any education to kill people and run the country!

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