Cape Town, South Africa, 22 June 2018 -* Moja Research Institute in partnership with the University of the Western Cape (UWC) Student Representative Council will be hosting the inaugural BRICS Youth Seminar: Mandela Centenary on the 22nd June 2018 at UWC.
– Guest Speakers : NYDA chairperson Sifiso Mtsweni, SAYC Thembinkosi
Josopu, Representative of the Russian Consulate
– Launch of China/SA educational exchange
– Introduction of University TV – New TV Channel
Over the past 10 years, BRICS has proven to be an important global bloc because of the increasing polarisation and protectionism of the traditional global powers. This trajectory has particularly negative consequences for the developing south, which requires the emerging economies forming part of BRICS to more effectively collaborate in order to offset the effects of the global north and its protectionist policies.
This sums up the theme South Africa envisions for the upcoming BRICS Summit: working towards a more equitable and inclusive global environment.
This theme is deeply inspired by and reflective of the legacy of the global icon, Nelson Mandela whose centenary South Africa and the world celebrates this year.
Central to the theme of this years BRICS summit, is the provision of quality jobs for a burgeoning youth contingent, and preparing the youth for the inevitable changes which will arise through technological advancements which has been dubbed the 4th Industrial Revolution.
To enable the youth, non-governmental organisations, government and broader civil society to capitalise on this opportunity for engagement on South Africa’s developmental agenda, we will be hosting a BRICS Youth Seminar in Cape Town.
This seminar will provide young people, from all walks of life, an opportunity to engage with key leaders on the role the Global South can play in transforming our society.
At this event, we will be introducing both the University TV channel and the SA/China educational exchange programme.
The event will be live streamed to enable young people from across South Africa and the Global South to participate, further advancing the multilateral nature of the event.
*Date:* Friday, 22nd June 2018
*Time*: 18:00 – 18:30 [ Event starts at 18:30]
*Venue:* S1 Building, University of the Western Cape, Robert Sobukwe Road, Belville
Issued by the Moja Research Institute