The Tshwane Youth Leadership Talk (TYLT) is an annual event by Agape Youth Movement (AYM) established in 2015. In our efforts to impart leadership skills amongst young leaders, AYM established the Youth Leadership Talks. The YLTs are platforms for dialogue where young leaders discuss, to identify their current challenges in various aspects of their lives. Through these dialogues, they develop an intimate understanding and propose solutions (See www.ylt.aym.org.za).
Since its inception (2015), the annual Tshwane Youth Leadership Talk (TYLT) hosted over 2 500 participants and 36 speakers with keynote addresses by Deputy Minister responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation in the Presidency (now Deputy Minister of Department of Higher Education and Training) – Mr. Buti Manamela (2015), Deputy Minister of Basic Education – Mr. Enver Surty (2016) and Member of Parliament – Dr. Mbuyiseni Ndlozi (2017). The success of this programme in the past three years was through the strategic partnerships between AYM and the City of Tshwane (CoT), Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute (TMALI), National Library of South Africa (NLSA), UNISA Radio, Project Isizwe, Tshwane FM and other partners. Delegates of these prestigious talks include learners and students in leadership positions (RCLs and SRCs), young business leaders, government representatives, and civil society.
Please visit https://youtu.be/Owgh61aF8bg to view highlights of the 3rd Annual Tshwane Youth Leadership Talk which took place at the ZK Matthew Great Hall in UNISA on the 24th of June 2017.
In 2018, the 4th Annual Tshwane Youth Leadership Talk will be held as follows:
- Learner Leadership Talk (Friday, 22 June): 1000 learner-leaders from Gauteng
- Youth Leadership Talk (Friday, 22 June): 300 youth leaders from Gauteng