Press release

22 April 2016

The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation (AKF) will on Saturday, April 23 launch its 4th annual Youth Leadership Programme.

Members of the media are invited to attend the launch at 9am at the Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance, on corner 8th and Hull Streets, Vrededorp, Johannesburg.

The event will host a number of speakers including Luthuli Dlamini, best known for his former lead role as Stan Nyathi on’s Scandal.

The leadership program seeks to empower young people with a strong set of skills and engage them in awareness programs and campaigns that promote an understanding of non-racialism, liberation history, activism and Constitutional values.

Participants go through an intensive programme, with monthly activities, including debates, discussions, planning and conducting an Operation Winter Warm campaign, and visits to historical sites.

The year-long program culminates in an educational youth camp to Robben Island, where the participants engage with former political prisoners.

“The youth play a vital role in shaping society. We hope the leadership program will provide a platform for the development of young people, so that they can tackle issues that they are faced with,” said Busisiwe Nkosi, the AKF youth programme coordinator.

“We will engage the youth in various educational activities that deepen their understanding and appreciation of freedom and democracy in South Africa. In this way, we contribute to moulding them to become leaders of tomorrow who will contribute to a positive change in South Africa.”




General enquiries:
Tel: +27 (0)11 854 0082
Fax: +27 (0)11 852 8786

Media enquiries:
Tel: +27 (0)79 898 1902

Youth enquiries:


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