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Executive Chairperson of the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA), Mr Sifiso Mtsweni has today, 21 January 2019, officially launched the NYDA Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu Voter Registration and Education Campaign (VREC).

The launch began at the Entokozweni High School; and proceeded with a walk-about alongside Executive Mayor of Thembisile Hani Local Municipality, Cllr Nomsa Mtsweni; and a visit to the C.N Mahlangu TVET College. The focus of the campaign was to encourage eligible young people to register ahead of the final registration weekend of the 26 and 27 January 2019 as pronounced by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC).

Addressing the official launch held at Kwaggafontein Community Hall, Mr Mtsweni said, “This year is the year of the Youth. A year of great determination towards ensuring that the agenda of youth is realised. This year the NYDA, will upscale the National Youth Service Programme (NYSP) reaching a million young people.

“The NYDA Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu Voter Registration and Education is another way South Africa’s youth can safeguard her democracy and preserve values of Tata Mandela and Mama Albertina Sisulu”

“Our volunteers are available across the country. Young people must take advantage of final registration weekend, go out in their numbers to register and vote; for democracy cannot die under our watch,” said Mtsweni

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