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Premier to address Youth Day commemoration

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As part of its Youth Day commemoration the Northern Cape, provincial government will embark on an all embracing Government Services Fair in Camden, in the John Taolo Gaetsewe District.

Premier Dr Zamani Saul will deliver a keynote address under the theme “promoting sustainable livelihood and resilience of young people for a better tomorrow”.

The Services Fair will be held at Ba-Ga Phetlhu Tribal Offices at Camden as part of build-up programmes to the 2022 Provincial Youth Day commemorations on June 16.

Young people stand to benefit from an array of government services brought to them.

Various government departments and other stakeholders are expected to showcase empowerment opportunities to the youths during the campaign on Wednesday, 15 June.

The Services Fair will be followed by the main provincial Youth Day celebrations at the same venue on Thursday, 16 June.

Saul will be accompanied by the MEC for Sport, Arts and Culture Desiree Finnies, local leadership and leadership of the John Taolo Gaetsewe District Municipality.

This year marks the 46th Anniversary of the 1976 Student uprising which is commemorated annually as Youth Day in South Africa.

As part of the youth month programme, the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture will unveil the revamped memorial site of Roseline Cloete and Michael Julius in Kakamas, who were killed by the then Apartheid police on the 13 February 1988.

Spokesperson for the department, Conrad Fortune, said that the revamping of the memorial site forms part of the government’s efforts to change the behaviour of its community members and its children in regards to the preservation of our historical sites.

“The MEC for Sport, Arts and Culture will deliver her Budget Speech in Springbok as part of the Youth Month build up programme while provincial government, together with the National Youth Development Agency, will conduct awareness campaigns on economic opportunities.

“The department will also host community dialogues at Rietfontein while in Pixley Ka Seme the youth will converge in Prieska to receive a Youth Day message,” Fortune added.

The department will roll out community dialogues at the Mayibuye Multi-Purpose Centre in Kimberley in the Frances Baard District and at Nababeep in the Namakwa District.

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