North West Provincial Government to host the Provincial Youth Summit


Mahikeng: North West Premier Kaobitsa Bushy Maape will this week lead a
two-day Provincial Youth Summit which will focus on issues aimed at
empowering and developing young people in the province. The Summit will
also see the Premier launching the Youth Advocacy Programme whose
agenda will centre on coordinating, monitoring and conducting oversight of all
youth interventions and programmes in the province.
The hosting of this Youth Summit was pronounced by Premier Maape in his
2022 State of the Province Address in February and during the Office of the
Premier Budget Vote and Policy Speech tabled in May this year, saying its
objective will be to align all provincial youth development initiatives into a
Provincial Plan in line with the Integrated Youth Development Strategy, this
with a view to address the challenges that have faced young people in the
past years.
Dubbed “Developing and Empowering youth to face the current harsh socioeconomic
conditions”, the summit will focus on soliciting plans from all
sectors and develop a three-year Provincial Plan that will be coordinated
through the District Development Model approach. This Provincial Plan will
be based on the four pillars, namely – food security, talent development
management, cultural edutainment and entrepreneurship support
The summit which will be attended by young people from different youth
formations in the province, will be held as follows:
Date: Thursday, 04 August and Friday, 05 August 2022
Time: 09:00
Venue: Rustenburg Civic Centre
Let’s Grow North West Together
Members of the media are invited to cover the two-day summit and send their
details for accreditation to Ipeleng Matlabe on 078 475 7488 or email-
Issued by Office of the Premier
For enquiries, contact
Sello Tatai
Spokesperson to the Premier
North West Provincial Government
Cell: 064 756 2510/082 450 7842
Mr Brian Setswambung
Provincial Head of Communication
Office of the Premier North West Provincial Government
Cell: 076 012 4501