KwaZulu-Natal Social Development MEC, Mrs Nonhlanhla Khoza, officiated the launch of uMzansi Youth Development Centre in Sweetwaters, Ward 02 of Umsunduzi Local Municipality.
This initiative is a brainchild of Umzansi Youth in Business (UYB) aimed at eradicating poverty, inequality and unemployment. The area is faced by a spike of incidents of crime, substance and drug abuse, which are regarded as contributing factors to all social ills affecting the community.
The launch of the Youth Development Centre coincides with anti-social ills campaign and to encourage young men to lead from the front in all campaigns against violence directed at vulnerable groups, especially women, children and old people, during the month of July, which is Men's Month.
The MEC also engaged in an anti-Gender-Based Violence and Covid-19 blitz at the Edendale Mall, followed by the launch of the Youth Development Centre and a 50-Men Street Dialogue.