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26/09/2013: A Youthful City Brings Together Its Top Young Leaders

The search for the top-20 youth delegates that will be representing the City of Johannesburg at this year’s One Young World Summit has been concluded with the announcement today.

“The City of Johannesburg has recognised the leadership abilities of these individuals that demonstrated potential to harnesses the youthful energy needed to create change and have an impact in their communities on a range of issues, including the role of business in society, transparency in business and government, the impact of climate change, global health and hunger relief,” said Executive Mayor of Johannesburg, Clr Park Tau.

“Hosting the One Young World Summit 2013 in Joburg will provide the City of Joburg with a platform where an exchange of ideas will take place on the importance of developing the youth into future leaders, taking home lessons from both developing and developed countries. We are proud to have these 20 delegates representing the City Of Johannesburg.”

The annual One Young World Summit will bring together 1 500 exceptional young people from around the world to the City of Joburg this year. The young delegates will converge in Joburg to find solutions to local, regional and global challenges with special focus on the following:

•Human Rights
•Youth Unemployment
•Global Business
•Leadership and Governance 
“The focus on these topics bodes well for South Africa, as the country faces these issues on a daily basis. The Summit will provide a platform for the delegates to express their ideas around these issues and give them the opportunity to develop solutions that will change the future of the country,” explains the Executive Mayor.
The 19 youth leaders that as been an inspiration to us are:
1.Taskeen Adam – Norwood
2.Beth Pulane Crankshaw – Northcliff
3.Phindile Dhlamini – Craighallpark
4.Buhle Bandile Fakude – Soweto
5.Mohamed Kajee – Killarney
6.Candice Kroutz – Paulshof 
7.Tebogo Glad Mabele – Soweto
8.Boitshawarelo Mustaf Makaudi – Orange Farms
9.Trsitan Marot – Midrand
10.Palesa Mokoana – Soweto
11.Ernest Mothapo – Diepkloof
12.Nomvula Dorcas Ntshakala –
13.Lebidike Phatudi – Northriding
14.Motlatso Rampedi – Yeoville
15.Hloni Segone – Soweto
16.Sibusiso Gift Sgwane – Westdene
17.Tebogo Thothela – Soweto
18.Tshimangadzo Tshikomba – Braamfontein
19.Thato Mmereki - Bryanston

“We have had an overwhelming response from the youth of the City, and it was heart­warming to realise that our future is in good hands, youthful people with fresh ideas,” according to the Executive Mayor.