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National Youth Development AgencyPresentation to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Youth, Women, Children and People with Disability21 October 2009

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  • Vision and Purpose

  • NYDA Objectives

  • Looking Back : UYF and NYC Historical Performance

  • Transition Challenges

  • The Future: NYDA Key Performance Areas

  • Performance Targets:2010-2012

  • NYDA Transition Management

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    • Launched on Youth Day June 16 2009

    • Established through merger of Umsobomvu Youth Fund and National Youth Commission

      Policy Context

    • Integrated Youth Development Strategy

    • Aligned to the United Nations World Programme of Action on Youth (WPAY)

    • African Youth Charter

    • National Youth Policy

    • Created through NYDA Act 54 of 2008

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    • Integrated and mainstreamed youth development in all organs of state, private sector and civil society for sustainable livelihoods

    • Purpose

    • To mainstream and integrate youth development for sustainable livelihoods

    • Nature of Business

    • To initiate, facilitate, implement, coordinate and monitor youth development interventions aimed at reducing youth unemployment and promoting social cohesion

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    NYDA Objectives

    • Develop an Integrated Youth Development Plan and Strategy for South Africa;

    • Develop guidelines for the implementation of an integrated national youth development policy and make recommendations to the President;

    • Initiate, design, co-ordinate, evaluate and monitor all programmes aimed at integrating the youth into the economy and society in general;

    • Guide efforts and facilitate economic participation and empowerment, and achievement of education and training;

    • Partner and assist organs of state, the private sector and non-governmental organisations and

      community based organisations on initiatives directed at attainment of employment and skills development;

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    NYDA Objectives continued..

    • Initiate programmes directed at poverty alleviation, urban and rural development and the combating of crime, substance abuse and social decay amongst youth;

    • Establish annual national priority programmes in respect of youth development;

    • Promote a uniform approach by all organs of state, the private sector and non-governmental organisations. To matters relating to or involving youth development; and

    • Endeavour to promote the interest generally of the youth, particularly young people with disabilities.

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    Looking back:UYF Performance 2008/9

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    Historical Performance continued

    • Other highlights include:

      • Hosting the 5th Annual Entrepreneurship Development Conference in July 2008.

    • National Youth Service conducted recruitment of volunteers for the 2009 FIFA Confederation Cup and FIFA World Cup

      • NYSU piloted the First YouthBuildTM Project in SA using adapted model of YouthBuildTM USA

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    UYFIncome Statement for the year ended March 2009

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    UYFBalance Sheet as at as at 31 March 2009

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    • Finalisation and adoption of National Youth Policy by Cabinet, included consultation with the following:

      • All government departments;

      • NEDLAC;

      • Youth Structures (political and social);

      • Provincial Youth Commissions;

      • Youth Presidential Working Committee; and

      • Government’s Social Cluster

    • Input into various bills and legislation such as:

  • - Prevention of substance abuse bill

  • - Submissions were made on Devices on Drug Testing and Procedures led by the DoE

  • - Submission on Provincial and Local Government Youth Framework - led by DPLG

  • - Submission on the National Qualification Framework - led by DoE

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    • African Youth Charter ratified by Parliament

  • Audit on the Establishment of Youth Directorates in Government Departments

  • 7767 participated in the Batsha Jeugd Programme ( Partnership with the Flemish Government)

  • - Annual Study tour to Belgium to learn more about other approaches to youth development ( MoU between the SA govt and the Flemish govt)

  • Seminars on the Xenophobic clashes

  • Continued engagement with DPLG, led to adoption of Local government strategy

  • Establishment of youth desks at municipality level

  • Capacity building of Youth Officials at municipal level

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    • Inter Departmental Committee ( IDC) took place on a quarterly basis to co-ordinate and monitor government implementation of youth development

    • The Implementation plan developed to which was used as a basis for all government departments to Implement programmes

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    • Executive Chairperson and Deputy Executive Chairperson

      assumed office on 01 May 2009

    • NYDA launched on Youth Day June 16

    • Board sub-committees appointed

    • Transfer of staff from NYC and UYF to NYDA in terms of Section

      197 of LRA effected

    • Process to harmonise conditions of service and benefits of staff

      has been initiated

    • Consultative Forum consisting of 3 a side from

      UYF and NYC established

    • Change management process for merger ongoing

    • Inaugural strategic plan process undertaken

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    • 3799 young people participated in NYS projects

    • Initiation of YouthBuild Project - an innovative youth service

      concept incorporating technical, leadership and academic content

    • 4542 beneficiaries assisted with business support through voucher


    • 1116 mentorship support provided to young entrepreneurs by

      experienced mentors

    • R35.7 m worth of opportunities sourced through opportunity

      providers such as Nestle’, MTN, Cell C and Hot Dog Café’, Sasko

      Mills, Meropa Casino, Venda Tusk etc

    • Hosted a Young Women in Dialogue seminar in August

    • Young entrepreneurs supported with 3582 Micro and SME Loans

    • A total of 8 856 jobs created for young people through different


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    • CEO appointed and expected to resume duty 1st November

    • Consultative process with provinces for establishment of provincial

      structures commenced

    • Application for Executive authority approval for commencement of

      operations made

    • Appointment of NYDA bankers has been submitted to National


    • Applications for registration with relevant Regulatory Bodies i.e.

      SARS, NCR etc have been completed

    • Resolution transferring UYF assets, liabilities, rights and obligations to

      NYDA developed and awaiting close-out audits in October

    • NYC Act could be repealed pending the close-out audits in October.

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    Challenges –Related to Change

    • Limited funding for 2009/10

    • Possible staff turnover – communication needs to be managed

    • Uncertainty over partner commitment

    • Demand for products and services – bring certainty in the market place - convey message that we are open for business

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    Development Philosophy


    • redress the previous imbalances,

    • create equal opportunities, and

    • promote accessibility, transparency and accountability of youth development programmes.

      Our Development Philosophy will be defined by the following Characteristics:

    • We serve young people aged between 14 and 35 years

    • Major beneficiaries will be from low income households.

    • Our programmes will be structured according to key priorities while others will be unstructured and supported on merit and ad-hoc basis

    • Develop partnerships with stakeholders in government, civil society and private sector

    • Adoption and application of standards of effective practice when making investments in youth development projects

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    Key Deliverables Continued

    • Introduce a fund to support social enterprises, out of which 50 social enterprises will be supported

  • Explore and develop recommendations on the best method to implement the regulation of youth development initiatives by all organs of state, private sector and business

  • The NYDA will lobby for the professionalization of youth work

  • The NYDA website is completed and launched to the public

  • All NYDA related information is provided in 11 official languages

  • Merger between the former NYC and UYF is completed and finalise HR matters

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    Key Projects

    • Matric Re-write Project 30 000

    • NYS 500 000 participants

    • Abattoir in Kzn

    • Rural Focused Project ( in 4 provinces)

    • Furniture Project in partnership with the Vietnamese government

    • Youth Contact Centre

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    YAC Points

    Where to Find us:

    Mobile YAC

    Full Service YAC

    Call Centre

    Head Office

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    • Planning and Performance

    • Project Cycle Management

    • Customer Engagement