The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza, together with the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, will on Monday 27 January 2020 be welcoming 1000 National Rural Youth Services Corps (NARYSEC)’s youth for the implementation of the District Development Model (DDM) at the NARYSEC College in Thaba-Nchu, Free state.
The department has repurposed and prioritises NARYSEC to be utilised to contribute towards the implementation of the DDM.
The NARYSEC programme, a flagship youth skills development programme, is making a meaningful contribution to government’s broader youth empowerment initiatives. The programme targets unemployed young people from the rural areas throughout the country.
Since its inception in 2010, the programme is benefitting more than 11 000 young people from across the country. Training completed by some of the NARYSEC recruits include: Nature Conservation, Artisanry, Plumbing, Electrical Engineering, Office Administration, Building and Construction, among others.
The details of the event are as follows:
Date: 27 January 2020
Venue: Thaba Nchu College of Education (Zone 1, Builtfontein 1)
NB: Please note that ground transport (Free State) will be provided for members of the media who require assistance in this regard; therefore, Journalists should RSVP on: 24 January 2020, 11H00, to make necessary arrangements.
For RSVP, all media transport arrangement and further information regarding the event, contact the following officials:
Mr Karabelo Raseobi on 082 334 5076, email: Karabelo.Raseobi@drdlr.gov.za
Mr Mphahlela Given Rammutla on 076 823 4678, email: Mphahlela.Rammutla@drdlr.gov.za
Mr Tshepo Diale on 071 850 1751, e-mail: Tshepo.Diale@drdlr.gov.za
For media enquiries:
Reggie Ngcobo (Media Liaison Officer and Spokesperson)
Cell: 082 883 2458