Weekend Witness - - News - MLONDI RADEBE

A FORMER Pi­eter­mar­itzburg man has been ap­pointed by Pres­i­dent Ja­cob Zuma as board chair­per­son for the Na­tional Youth Devel­op­ment Agency (NYDA).

Zuma an­nounced the new board yes­ter­day and in­stalled Yer­shen Pil­lay (29) as its leader.

Pil­lay, now liv­ing in Jo­han­nes­burg, told Week­end Wit­ness he was not ex­pect­ing the post of chair­per­son.

“I thought I was go­ing to be an or­di­nary mem­ber, but I am happy to be the chair.”

Pil­lay, who did not want to go into his plans for the agency, said he was to meet with his fel­low mem­bers first.

Zuma, in a state­ment sent by his of­fice, said: “We wish to warmly con­grat­u­late all the new mem­bers of the board and wish them all the best in pur­su­ing the na­tion’s youth devel­op­ment agenda.”

The other mem­bers are: Xoliswa Ayanda Bam­biso, Zandile Ma­jozi, Mothupi Pha­l­adi Modiba, Itiseng Kenny Moro­long, Maropene Ly­dia Ntuli, and Nyal­leng Pot­loane.

Moro­long is deputy chair­per­son.

The mem­bers of the board are ap­pointed for a pe­riod of three years.

Pil­lay was former deputy chair­per­son of the NYDA, the na­tional chair­per­son of the Young Com­mu­nist League and has served in the Hu­man Re­source Devel­op­ment Coun­cil of South Africa. • mlondi.radebe@wit­


Former Pi­eter­mar­tizburg res­i­dent Yer­shen Pil­lay was sur­prised by his ap­point­ment as chair of the Na­tional Youth Devel­op­ment Agency.

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