‘Southern African Development Community Region in Swaziland May 2013, where Ministers responsible for youth matters where meeting to address among others youth unemployment. On the sidelines of the conference a meeting was also held with Youth leadership from all sectors, that is political, business religion civil society and labour in which the youth identified and agreed on “The Big Five” issues that will determine the agenda of all youth formations henceforth, and these are:

  • economic Participation i.e. entrepreneurship  and job creation
  • skills development, children must go to school and arm themselves with education because there is no      substitute for education
  • professionalisation of youth work
  • redetermination of the national youth service
  • fighting substance abuse and violence

Speech by Deputy Minister Obed Bapela during Youth Month launch ,3 Jun 2013

employment youth accord


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