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2018 Nelson Mandela Youth Summit
2018 Nelson Mandela Youth Summit
A Mandela in every generation

In celebration of former President Nelson Mandela’s Centenary, the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (the Fund) in collaboration with the Department of Tourism, the City of Ekurhuleni, the Human Rights Commission, Parliament and the Market photo workshop will host the 2018 Youth Summit in Cape Town – Western Cape. 

Themed - A Mandela in Every Generation, the Summit will afford youth from across the country a platform to deliberate with business, political and community leaders on the socio-economic issues affecting their generation, and their contribution in building better communities.

Founded on the ideals of former President Nelson Mandela of social justice, freedom of expression and economic empowerment – the annual Youth Summit ensures that the views and aspirations of young people, aged between 12 and 25, are heard and considered by the structures that formulate our country’s policies. 

The Youth Summit will culminate with a tourism day - where the youth will visit iconic tourism sites in the Western Cape and retrace Nelson Mandela’s footprints in his quest for democracy. 

Some of the key delegates attending the Youth Summit are as follows:
  • Mr. Derek Hanekom: Minister of Tourism
  • Ms. Sibongile Mkhabela: CEO – Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund
  • Ms Angie Makwetla: Human Rights Commission
  • Judge Jennifer Yvonne Mokgoro: Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund Board Chair
  • Ms. Kgodiso Mokonyane: Efeng Bacha & Youth Board Member of the Fund
  • Ms. Basetsana Kumalo: Travel with Flair
Members of the media are invited as follows:  

Day 1: Youth Summit
Date: Wednesday, 11 July 2018
Venue: Old Assembly Chamber, Parliament – Cape Town  
Time: 09h00 – 16h00

Gala Dinner: 
Date: Wednesday, 11 July 2018
Venue: Cape Sun Hotel – Cape Town  
Time: 19h00 – 22h00

Day 2: Tourism Day 
Date: Wednesday, 12 July 2018
Venue: Depart from Cape Sun Hotel – Cape Town  
Time: 09h00 – 15h00

Kindly confirm your attendance by no later than 06 July 2018 to:

Department of Tourism
Ms. Sindi Zwane
Telephone: +27 (0) 12 444 6612 
Cell: +27 (0) 81 267 4665  


Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund
Mr. Kagiso Bonoko
Telephone: +27 (0) 11 274 5600
Cell: +27 (0) 70 768 8070