Deputy Minister Buti Manamela concludes official
visit to Moscow, Russia
Deputy Minister in the Presidency for Planning Monitoring
and Evaluation, Mr Buti Manamela participated at the International Ministerial
Meeting of Minister's responsible for National Youth Policy. The meeting took
place from 11 - 14 October 2017 in Moscow, Russia.
The purpose of the meeting was to exchange best practices
of national youth policies of countries for achieving sustainable development,
defining the youth's role in achieving sustainable development and to discuss
the implementation of bilateral youth exchange programmes.
Deputy Minister Manamela's address to the Ministerial
meeting focused on Education and Science in South Africa.
"Education must remain a public good if we are serious
about sustainable development. This requires targeted public investment in
education for widening access and pursuing quality education outcomes"
said Deputy Minister Manamela.
On the sidelines of the Minister's meeting, Deputy Minister
Manamela held a bilateral meeting with the United Nations Youth Envoy Ms J
Wickramayanake. The meeting was to renew relations established with the office
of the Special Envoy during the Baku Conference on youth policies.
Deputy Minister was accompanied by the Executive Chair and
Deputy Chair of the NYDA Board, who will lead a delegation of youth to the
students festival in Sochi, Russia.
Enquiries: Matshepo Seedat on
0826799473 or Matshepo@dpme.gov.za
Issued by Government
Communications (GCIS) on behalf of the Ministry for Planning, Monitoring and
15 October 2017