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Youth Forums for J'Bay and H'dorp wards

08 September 2017

Kouga Municipality would like to invite all young people and youth organisations to the launch of ward-based Youth Forums at Jeffreys Bay and Humansdorp this month.

The target age is young people aged from 16 to 35 years old.

Social Services Portfolio Councillor, Daniel Benson, said the launch of the Ward 5 Youth Forum would take place at 6pm on Tuesday, 19 September, at the Kruisfontein Civic Centre in Humansdorp.

“On 20 September, at 6pm, we will be launching Youth Forums for Wards 3, 8, and 11 at the Newton Hall. These wards include Kabeljous, Wavecrest, C-Place and the CBD at Jeffreys Bay,” he said.

The launch of the Ward 4 Youth Forum will take place at 6pm on 21 September, also at the Kruisfontein Civic Centre.

“The purpose of Youth Forums is to allow young people to participate actively in governance issues of their wards and to organise the youth to speak with one voice on issues affecting them,” he said.

“Youth Forums have already been established in Kouga’s other 10 wards. We look forward to getting young people from these five wards on board as well,” he said.

He encouraged young people to attend the launch.

"For these platforms to be successful, young people from all walks of life and interests need to get involved, be it business, agriculture, sport, school, arts and culture, faith-based organisations, politics, community policing, the unemployed and those fighting against drug and substance abuse.”