NYDA angrily rejects critcism

2011-11-04 22:25

Durban - National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) chairperson Andile Lungisa has reacted angrily to calls for the organisation to be disbanded.

"It smacks of mischief to claim that an institution that has existed for just over two years has failed," he said.

The Inkatha Freedom Party Youth Brigade and the Congress of the People Youth Movement leaders this week called for NYDA to be replaced by a youth ministry.

They argued NYDA, which was said to be dominated by ANC youth league leaders, had failed to address issues affecting young people.

Lungisa - former ANCYL deputy leader - described the call for disbandment as pure political grandstanding.

He said the Cope and IFP youth wings needed to read various documents and research work covering problems facing young people.

The NYDA had met 42 out of 49 key performance indicators during the last financial year, he said.

  • Alva - 2011-11-04 22:43

    NYDA known mostly for a R106mil party bash. Fruitless to say the least!

      Dirk - 2011-11-05 06:44

      Of course he would reject the calls. Personally, he is being paid a salary for doing nothing and for which the only qualification is stupidity. And apart from that, this "organization" is, as someone said below,being used as a conduit to transfer ( otherwise known as stealing)funds from state to the ANC. So, they will be supported by the regime.

      Heinrich - 2011-11-05 07:01

      In a nutshell Dirk. Well said.

  • Sunil Muganpersad - 2011-11-04 22:52

    What do you'll do for the youth apart from spending on lavish unorganized events and self enriching yourselfs and friends - Shutdown

  • Maximus Odinidus - 2011-11-04 23:07

    His days are numbered

  • TrueBlue - 2011-11-04 23:26

    The NYDA was formulated in 1996 already, and it has continued in various forms since then. The National Youth Development Forum, a hastily formed youth structure aligned to the ANC, but pretending to be independent, positioned themselves to take over the running of statutory youth development agencies which primarily worked with school-going and youths up to the age of 25.These youth development agencies funded and assisted many youth orgnisations such as Scouting International, Youth For Christ, Red Cross Youth and the Boys' and Girls' Brigades so that they could run programmes, camps and training sessions to uplift and up-skill young people in various fields ranging from first aid to environmental education. Since the NYDF which became the NYDA, these organisations have in many ways declined, and the people in the age group of 26 to 35 have taken on the appellation "youth", even though internationally it is accepted that this age group is young adult. The NDYF were already putting forward the notion that the NYDA would be a political formation involved in politicising the youth in the same way that party apparatchiks in the Soviet Union did it. It has now also become a conduit for public money to pass into the coffers of the ANC. The word national pertains only to black African South Africans as can be seen by the composition of the whole organisation. Therefore, it should be disbanded and the funds channelled to directorates in the Department of Basic Education.

      Brad Frank - 2011-11-05 00:15

      well said.

      TrueBlue - 2011-11-05 07:43

      What needs to be done is that there should be a commission of enquiry which must probe into the actual projects and programmes this organisation has undertaken in the last 17 years. There should be a substantive evaluation and assessment of any project related to cost effectiveness and qualitative outcomes in so far as upliftment and up=skilling of recipients is concerned. Is the work effectiveness of a person earning in excess of R350,000 p.a. worth it in comparison to the effect of the organisation's impact on the community. I would venture to say that the local Boy Scouts or Girl Guides, with a very humble budget, will surpass this organisation in any assessment as far as skills and development are concerned. The money should back to being earmarked for the actual youth, and not be squandered on incompetent, ill-educated and unemployable young adults who hold their positions just because they are loyal cadres and sycophants of the dominating and increasingly imperialistic political party. This is a National Democratic Revolutionary structure that benefits only 1% of the population, as it is a grooming house for future leaders of the ANC. God help us! It's catch 'em young and train 'em to be just like their elders, but cleverer in hiding their nefarious deeds. Disband this organisation.

  • raymond.kok3 - 2011-11-05 04:33

    amen true blue i hope that adults in the nyda reads it but than again if they do will they understand that in order to belong there should be , firstly a more broader represantation of the youth eg; put more colour in the mix ,secondly there should be a age ceiling eg 21years, and lastly and most importantly it should be a political eg any person that falls within the age group must be able to join and not be bombarded with anc idiology and plain down utter dumbness

  • Peter - 2011-11-05 05:37

    Baffing against thunder as usual.The ruling party wants to buy the youth votes,so why close the NYDA. After all, it is funded by the tax payer.They think that the few taxpayers that keeps them in fat paying jobs,spending like it is going out of fashion will not revolt....BEWARE,THAT WILL COME SOONER THAN LATER.

  • Kevin - 2011-11-05 06:07

    This 106 million rand party was nothing more than theft as some of the charges were at 10 times the going rate. Where are the Hawks? DISBAND this useless organization. The money spent om NYDA and ancyl is a total waste. YES taxpayer you fund the ancyl as the government pays them money.All money paid to these terrible organizations could save taxpayers money. The governments top priority should be to end corruption and bring down tax.That is what will kick start the economy.

  • Garth - 2011-11-05 06:37

    This anc ignorant needs to be smacked with his own mischief. `. . . had met 42 out of 49 key performance indicators.' He and 41 of his cronies all received massive pay outs, stolen from the tax payer. The 7 not achieved, are the pay out/bonuses intended for the members from the minority political parties. They are crying for the disbandment of this particular fat cow, because they did not receive their cream.

  • Koos - 2011-11-05 07:42

    Don't even try to justify this waste Andile - It just confirms that you have not got an idea about right and wrong - like all teh others around you. Admit and close - In fact - just go - don't say anything more. It just shows your ignorance.

  • Allan - 2011-11-05 09:25

    Since the booze party last year, for which The Lotto contributed R40million to, I stopped playing the Lotto. How many others also did? I apologise to the deserving agencies but I could no longer justify losing on the Lotto.

  • Milano - 2011-11-05 09:27

    more corruption thats all there is in that organization

  • arcticencounter - 2011-11-05 13:31

    Kissing contest against Imperialism, lol. Stop stealing money meant for the upliftment of the youth. Disband the entire entity and let a private company run the fund. Fuuny how quickly the ANC YL and its minions can cry foul when criticized for anything by anyone and turn it into a political statement. Epic fail, the NYDA.

  • Masilo.Frans.Kganedi.Makhwiting - 2011-11-07 13:52

    NYDA is a joke to youth..who benefited..if u can review is ANC elites...i also suport closing

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