06 April 2021 - NW716
Mphithi, Mr L to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities
With reference to COVID-19 pandemic which has forced her Office to look toward incorporating Fourth Industrial Revolution measures and methodologies toward meeting its targets and, given this cost saving, what innovative plans does her Office have going forward to ensure all targets are met despite the impact that COVID-19 has had on regular functioning to ensure that the rights and needs of the youth are met?
- NYDA to speak on the Covid-19 grant programme launched as a result of COVID;
- NYDA to speak to the 1000 businesses in a 100 days, and how success was achieved despite Covid. And what are the plans going forward.
- Department to mention how they managed to consult young people throughout the pandemic
The Department will continue to engage young people and other stakeholders using both physical and virtual means. This will enable us to meet our targets and also meet the constitutional obligation of consulting those affected by policies and laws. The right to consultation has been centermost during the pandemic through using technology to engage youth for them to provide input into policy and legislation being developed by the Department.
Approved by Minister
Ms M Nkoana-Mashabane, MP