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Nyda Board Members: Ramaphosa appoints new NYDA board


Nyda Board Members: Women’s empowerment is prominent in every field. Women are now playing a major role in each sector, those days had gone when the sole duty of women was to take care of their family, now women are working outside and showing that women are not only meant for household works they can do anything and can rule in every field. With a happy face, we are sharing proud news. On Wednesday, 11th November 2021, President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed a new board for the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA). The 7 board members were selected from a list of 17 names recommended by the National Assembly. Follow More Update OnĀ GetIndiaNews.com

Nyda Board Members

Nyda Board Members

Ramaphosa designated Asanda Luwaca as the 1st female chairperson of the board in line with the president’s commitment to advance women’s leadership at all levels. NYDA has appointed the first female chairperson following months of delays in the board selection process. On Wednesday, President Cyril declared the board of the agency which goals to address youth development issues.

The Presidency’s acting spokesperson Tyrone Seale stated that “Other board members include Karabo Mohale as deputy chairperson, Lebo Mulaisi, Avela Mjajubana, Pearl Pillay, Alexandria Procter, and Thulisa Ndlela.” Seale said that the new board was expected to carry out the efforts of the country to empower young people through work experience, skills, employment, and other opportunities. Seale stated that “The president has every confidence that they will make sure sound governance of the NYDA and will dedicate themselves to the critical and major task of building a better future for the youth of South Africa.”

Ramaphosa stated that “The new board of the National Youth Development Agency carries a great and big responsibility in the drive of the country to empower young people through skills development, work experience, employment, and other opportunities. I watch the NYDA as a vital partner in the implementation of the Presidential Youth Empowerment Intervention and making sure that young people are prioritized as part of the Presidential Employment Stimulus.”

Controversy and Delays had previously marred the board appointment process. In the month of July, the media sources reported that 3 candidates vying for the positions on the board were red-flagged by the State Security Agency (SSA). In the month of August 2020, a letter was written by ANC National Youth Task Team (NYTT) convener Tandi Mahambehlala to the ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Durate surfaced, which provided the names of “preferred candidates” which was also the reason for a delay.

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Pallavi Ghosh has covered politics and Parliament for 15 years, and has reported extensively on Congress, UPA-I and UPA-II, and has now included the Finance Ministry and Niti Aayog in her reportage. She tweets at @alishach03


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