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.

  • Blade - 2011-12-07 16:44


      Penny-wise - 2011-12-07 17:11

      Wasn't this guy the main opposition a while ago to Malema? Gotta love African politics !!!

  • allcoveredinNinjas - 2011-12-07 16:54

    What the hell does a pan-african youth union do apart from taking money to pay bloated salaries?

      allcoveredinNinjas - 2011-12-07 16:57

      I just looked it up ... Nothing! Nothing tangible what so ever.

  • tobydt - 2011-12-07 17:22

    Does that mean Lungisa WOUNT be involved in anything youth related in South Africa anymore? I surely hope so. He can move to Sudan and stay there.

  • Heinrich - 2011-12-07 17:27

    "with extensive experience... in youth development in South Africa..." I am sorry to bore you with my ignorance, but could somebody out there please list, say, the five most important things this guy did for youth development in S.A.? Seriously. I want to learn.

      Penny-wise - 2011-12-07 17:34

      Probably the same 5 most important things Malema and Floyd F#ckface Shivambu did for youth in SA.

  • Faizie - 2011-12-07 17:37

    Promote crap until the sun turns it to biltong, now that is benefication african style

  • glen.spambo - 2011-12-08 11:32

    well done Andile and may God grant you all the wisdom and strength to to push the African youth agenda forward. God bless you

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