AfriForum Youth challenges NYDA

2011-03-02 21:16

Johannesburg - AfriForum Youth on Wednesday submitted business plans to the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) for financial assistance to challenge it on its stance that it did not discriminate along racial lines.

"This follows after the undertaking by the NYDA last year made to AfriForum Youth during a meeting they had, that minorities will no longer be discriminated against on racial grounds," said the minority rights group spokesperson Charl Oberholzer.

The plans, which were collected from "minority" South Africans under 35 in the past two months, were submitted by a delegation of the youth organisation at the NYDA's head office.

However, NYDA chairperson Andile Lungisa said he was not aware of the business plans delivered by the youth organisation.

"The business plans are supposed to be delivered at NYDA branches [in respective areas] and not at the head office," he said.

Lungisa said plans delivered at the branches were recorded in the NYDA system, which he did not access.

Oberholzer said the business plans were the first to be submitted by the AfriForum Youth, "and if the NYDA remains true to its word, also the first group that will not be evaluated on racial grounds".

"It will be a test for the NYDA that they cannot afford to fail," he said.

"The NYDA and other government initiatives should afford all South Africans the opportunity to create wealth by means of the creation of small businesses, instead of only dividing the wealth," Oberholzer said.

"Financial support for job creation should know no colour."

"AfriForum Youth is still receiving applications for financing and will continue contacting the NYDA on behalf of minorities [and] is also committed to monitor the evaluation process of the business plans that were presented to the NYDA today," he said.

Asked if the business plans submitted by the youth organisation would get special attention as they were collected from a "minority", Lungisa said: "They exploited us yesterday and today they are a minority?"

"They are not special, they just want to make themselves special," he said.

"In South Africa there is equal treatment for everyone... the youth of this country is treated equally," Lungisa said.

  • lldoidge - 2011-03-02 21:31

    Lungisa. Another racist prat!

      meesterbrein - 2011-03-02 22:11

      Personally,I don't mind the man being a racist prat as much as I'm pissed off by the fact that a semi-literate moron gets given so much of my hard earned cash!

  • Sizwe - 2011-03-02 23:00

    "Financial support for job creation should know no colour." If only that were true in the private sector.

      johan - 2011-03-03 03:14

      Exactly where can I get this financial support your talking about? Correct me if i'm wrong but you're referring to only whites being supported financially, so where does this happen, please share. I'm very interested, because in the real world job creation is only achieved if there is money in it after costs (as in the money to pay for these created jobs)... The financial institutions can't give a rats ass what colour you are, they want a return on investment.

      The Observer - 2011-03-03 09:26

      We'll if you can'r return the money you will not get it. Banks unlike the Gov don't give you stuff for free. So Sizwe, go work a bit mabey you'll also get a loan.

  • johan - 2011-03-03 03:05

    LOL, AfriY's business ideas are now the property of ANCYL and they will be launching these great businesses themselves...

      Bla Bla - 2011-03-03 07:35

      It is maby a great idea but they cant make it work, you need brains for that.

  • Ross - 2011-03-03 07:11

    They stand a better chance to win the lotto. Dream on, this is not for Boertjies.

  • Welleducated - 2011-03-03 07:42

    All the youth are treated equally? Black Africans are treated well, white Africans are treated badly. That equals to how the ANC treats everyone, not only the youth. It is called racism, only the ANC don't see it.

  • jean.dutoit - 2011-03-03 07:45

    "They are not special, they just want to make themselves special," he said. "In South Africa there is equal treatment for everyone... the youth of this country is treated equally," Lungisa said. But some animals are more equal than others...

  • mihai - 2011-03-03 08:19

    Yeah - I applied for a business funding for my business idea! I spoke to them over the phone and they could hear my eastern european accent! I am here in sa from 1994. I am offering to provide jobs for the local black people. My company is BEE and yet they did not even want to hear ANYTHING about it..! They told me that at most I would get only R100,000.00 and "I should not bother applying"..! I wish I recorded them hehehe. Anyway I was asking for a R2mil for a web-based project which would be developed over 12 months and practically replace Pastel Accounting. It would give jobs to roughly 2000 people by the end of the first 5 years of trading...! oh well...! For anyone who's interested: tx...

  • GBES - 2011-03-03 08:27

    Lungiso does not even know where his office is. He does not have a filing system,because he never intended to do ANY work,while he earns MORE than the cabinet ministers.Job creating projects for the youth are non exsitent,and even the finance minister cannot mention ONE job they created!

  • duanedrop - 2011-03-03 08:52


  • diode - 2011-03-03 11:09

    ANC's true racist colours showing. ANC does not know what reconcilliation means. They just show that some blacks can be more racist than far-right whites

  • Other Justin - 2011-03-03 16:20

    Racist DOG!

  • Blikskottel - 2011-03-06 08:36

    Andile, they are special. They have plans that might eventually even give real jobs to your race's jobless masses. They were never yiour oppressors as they are to young to have done that, you are a liar as you have never been oppressed, now piss of and stop wasting taxpayers money.

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