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Date: 11 July 2018
Venue: Old Assembly Chamber,
Time: 09h00 

Parliament, Tuesday 10 July 2018 – About 350 young people from across the country are scheduled to descend on Parliament tomorrow to take part in a Youth Summit.

The summit, which Parliament is hosting in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, will honour the centenary anniversaries of South Africa’s liberation icons, Mr Nelson Mandela and Ms Albertina Sisulu. When Madiba was elected by the National Assembly as South Africa’s founding President, it was MaSisulu who nominated him to the position at the first sitting of the democratic Parliament on 9 May 1994.

That momentous occasion will be re-enacted tomorrow, with the young people comprising Members of Parliament and a child Speaker presiding over proceedings. Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Mr Lechesa Tsenoli will open the Youth Summit – themed "a Mandela in every generation.” in the Old Assembly Chamber.

Joining the young people in their discussions and activities will be Chapter 9 institutions supporting constitutional democracy, such as, the South African Human Rights Commission, the Public Protector, the Electoral Commission and the Auditor General, members of the Cabinet and representatives of government development agencies. 

Media wishing to attend the Youth Summit should send their details – full name, ID or passport number, name of media organisation, email address and phone numbers – to Manelisi Ntsodo (021 403 8494, 081 716 2021mntsodo@parliament.gov.za), copying Mlindi Mpindi (021 403 2340, 081 716 7329,mmpindi@parliament.gov.za) by 16.30 today, Tuesday, 10 July

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