uMlalazi Municipality


Youth Development

A Youth Desk has been established. Through the established Youth Desk, students are supported at a tertiary institution by providing full bursaries. The Youth Desk concentrates on Youth Days and promotes youth ac tivities and education and fund transport, catering, auxiliary costs such as PVA, tents, ablutions and promotional items. Financial assistance is also provided to support Youth Days. His Worship the Mayor: Cllr TB Zulu officially opened the Youth Business Advisory Center on the 9th of April 2014. The purpose of which is to “Assist the youth to develop and harness their business ideas into fully grown sustainable business entities”. This will be achieved through the following; 

  • Registering Entities inter-alia: Proprietor ownership, Co-operatives etc.,
  • Creating and managing a database of existing businesses within the municipal area,
  • Sourcing funding from relevant financial institutions to finance affordable small businesses finances,
  • Guiding and providing technical and financial management targeting skills training, mentoring and coaching,
  • Supporting people needing full assistance and guidelines in completing SCM tender applications,
  • Introducing entry point youth assistance to stakeholders such as SEDA, EDTEA etc.,
  • Providing technical support for SMME and ISO accreditation and,
  • Taking part in export readiness assessment and assistance.

The department has issued application forms to assist students again in 2015/16 who are studying towards the following fields which will also address the shortage of skills: 

  • Finance
  • Public Administration/Social Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Town Planning
  • Information Technology
  • Horticulture/ Environmental Studies

The municipality also plans to host annual Youth Day Commemorations wherein there are engagements through

community dialogue on youth issues i.e. teenage pregnancy, drug abuse and high rate of unemployment. There are also annual competitions for the youth focusing on arts and culture through choral and traditional music festivals.

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Ambulance 10177
SAPS 035 473 4211 / 035 474 4911

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