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NYDA opens new youth office

The National Youth development Agency (NYDA) recently opened its first office in Thohoyandou, Limpopo.  The aim of having NYDA offices in rural areas is to ensure that young people have access to youth programmes in the area they live.

Speaking during the official opening, NYDA CEO Khathu Ramukumba said the youth should be assisted as they were the future of the country.

The NYDA has taken a stand that no youth should be left out when it comes to its services. R2,7 billion has been put aside for the upliftment young people and job creation.

Bill Gates to invest $5 billion in Africa

Microsoft founder and philanthropist, Bill Gates will invest $5 billion in Africa during the 14th annual Nelson Mandela Foundation lecture in Pretoria recently. 

In the last 15 years Gates invested $9 billion towards towards discovering and developing new and better vaccines and drugs to help prevent and treat diseases in Africa.

Tshwane to host World Choir Games

The World Choir Games, the “Olympic Games” of the global choral community, will be hosted in the City of Tshwane in 2018.

The official announcement was made in June by Interkultur the organising body of the games. The World Choir Games, held every two years, is the largest choir competition on the international calendar.

It is expected that up to 20 000 visitors will attend the games and this is expected to boost the local economy and create job opportunities.

 

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