Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed thousands of learners from across the Northern Cape Province at Mxolisi Dicky Jacobs Stadium, in Upington for a Youth Development and Career Expo on 11 June 2016.
The Expo took place under the theme, Youth moving South Africa forward, which is the theme for Youth Month 2016. The theme serves as a call for young people to determine their destiny and seize the opportunities provided by government and the private sector. Furthermore, it is a call on young people to contribute towards building a united, democratic, non-racial, non-sexist and prosperous South Africa.
Deputy President was supported by Minister of Women in the Presidency, Susan Shabangu; Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Dr Siyabonga Cwele; Minister of Energy, Tina Joemat-Pettersson; Deputy Minister in the Presidency responsible for Planning Monitoring and Evaluation, Youth Development; Buti Manamela, Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mduduzi Manana; Deputy Minister of Communications, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams and the Premier of the Northern Cape, Ms Silvia Lucas.