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2nd Annual Tshwane Youth Leadership Talk

Theme:  The 1976 of 2016.

2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the Youth Uprisings in 1976, a symbol of youth leadership in the South African history. In celebrating the anniversary, Agape Youth Movement (AYM) in collaboration with the National Library of South Africa (NLSA) and the City of Tshwane, will host their 2nd Annual Tshwane Youth Leadership Talk (TYLT).

TYLT is a dialogue with youth leaders, a platform to discuss youth leadership with a special focus on youth development. This programme aims to capacitate the youth, within institutions of learning, with elements of leadership. The youth needs consciousness of the struggle of their generation. The event programme features panel discussions by prominent South African Youth Leaders and high school RCL members, keynote address under the theme: The 1976 of 2016.

The TYLT is an initiative and element of a learner-leader programme that provides learners in leadership positions with leadership training and mentorship in high schools, with an aim to create a platform on which learners can understand their high school challenges, the role they could play and be mentored in implementing solutions.

With that said, we would like to invite you for media coverage of the 40 Years Commemoration of the Youth Uprisings in 1976 at our event, through pre and post-event profiling.

The programme will feature a keynote address by the Deputy Minister of Department of Basic Education – Honourable Enver Surty and the CEO of the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) – Mr Khathutshelo Ramukumba followed by two panel discussions with future leaders on the role they could play to better the education system.


Event Details

Date:                           25 June 2016

Venue:                        National Library of South Africa (NLSA) Main Hall

Address:                     75 Thabo Sehume Street, Pretoria 0001

GPS Co-Ordinates: -25.742686, 28.189628,15

Time:                          8:30am – 4pm

Promo Video:              

Hashtag:                     #TYLT2016


Issued by Agape Youth Movement

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About Agape Youth Movement

Agape Youth Movement is an award-winning and most innovative youth-led Non-Profit Company (NPC), with an aim to own the challenges of youth in South Africa and work alongside government and private sector to bring innovative social solutions.

The organization was established in 2009 by a group of young visionaries within Gauteng and today it has extended its impact to numerous provinces in South Africa. It has five focus areas in Education, Entrepreneurship, Green Economy, Arts and Culture and Social Development.

Over the years, AYM has demonstrated its proficiency of successfully and cost-effectively organising local economic development, active citizenry and educational programmes that are purposefully harmonized with the organisation’s five (5) cardinal pillars ( and overall vision of advocating for youth and community development.

With the growing impact that the organisation is creating in various communities across all the nine provinces of South Africa and the large pool of young people following us on major media platforms and subscribing to our newsletters on a daily basis ranging from 16 to 35 years of age, it goes without saying that the organisation remains one of the most fastest growing youth-led organisations in South Africa. This is because we are attracting and developing a cohort of young leaders in our generation.

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