The second edition of the Breaking Down Borders Africa Youth Summit gets underway in Johannesburg today. The Pan African platform is created for young Africans to network, collaborate and form partnerships across socio-economic and political spaces.
This year’s theme is ‘African Youth, Building Our Legacy’ that was inspired by the Nelson Mandela centenary’s call to action to “Be the Legacy”. The event it will be hosted over five days in Johannesburg and Pretoria with over 200 delegates expected from across the continent.
Lorato Modongo, organising committee member and gender activist from Botswana urges young people to contribute to building a better Africa through some of the resources give to them.
The summit is supported by various partners, including Brand South Africa who wishes to showcase the beauty and brand power of SA through this platform.
Brand SA’s Strategic Relationship Manager, Toni Gumede said the company’s collaboration with the summit was “a natural marriage” that speaks to Brand SA’s ‘Play Your Part’ drive.
“The Breaking Down Borders Africa Youth Summit really resonates with what our organisation is about, specifically with the mandate that is articulated in the National Development Plan regarding strategic and critical intra-Africa relations. This seeks to do what we aspire people to do – to break down borders by building an active citizenship and inspiring new ways of doing things,” she said.