Thursday, October 28, 2010

TUT Students Empowered Through Great Conversation

Katlego Legodi
TUT student, Sinenhlanhla Khumalo (centre),
brought together successful young people to empower
the youth.
TUT has held its second annual Reabua Talk Show with the topic that asked participants what or who they are in the 21st century.
The show was well attended with guest speakers; Andile Ncube from Black Face, Brothers for Life founder Mandla Ndlovu, Vivian Morodi of Johnson and Johnson and Zweli Mahlangu from the National Youth Development Fund; engaging the many youngstersin attendance on the issue.
Former Live Presenter, Andile Ncube, believes young South Africans should seize every opportunity that avails itself to them and says young people should not wait for others to do things for them.
“It’s all up to you in the end on how you make sure that you uplift yourself,” said Ncube.
As many celebrities have alcohol and drug problems, those in the audience asked Ncube how he has managed to stay clean.
“Never in my life have I tasted alcohol or smoked,” a response many were not expecting.
Ndlovu received some questions from people who say his organisation, Brothers for Life, caters for the needs of women and fails to acknowledge that both men and women can be victims of abuse. He didn’t entertain such questions and said they are just an excuse by many male abusers. He continued his usual request of men not to abuse the women in their lives.
Former student leader Vivian Morodi who is now on the marketing team at Johnson&Johnson said she used her position to uplift other students.
Television producer, Andile Ncube, feels
young people should seize opportunities.
She said there is a great need for leadership education of student political leaders so they can stop fighting with each other.
Mahlangu spoke of the work of the National Youth Development Agency in providing the youth with opportunities and advice on how they can better themselves. This, he said, is done through their youth advisory centres and mentorship programmes that happen during weekend mornings.
Organisers say this year’s show was a great success and showed definite growth from last year. It was founded by TUT student Sinenhlanhla Khumalo.

1 comment:

  1. It is encouraging to see TUT students seeing the need for former students to come back to campus and motivate those still studying. I think many people should stop wasting time doing and worrying about useless stuff and see the example that has been set by Sinenhlanhla. Many others should start similar initiatives.