Films made by participants from South Africa are to be shown at the Cannes Film Festival this week
The President's Award for Youth Empowerment
The Award in South Africa is known as The President's Award for Youth Empowerment and in 2013 it celebrated 30 years of operation in South Africa. Nelson Mandela was the Founding Patron-in-Chief, a role which he fulfilled until August 2010, when the baton was handed over to President Jacob Zuma. There are currently 15,000 active participants in South Africa. The Award is delivered through schools, youth groups and correctional facilities.
Nqobile Ofentse Dabula is studying Law at Rhodes University in South Africa. He has also just begun an internship with recruitment firm Odgers & Berndston. Nqobile says the Award helped him ... read more
Vionaver Booysen, 22, grew up in Hanover Park in the Cape Flats, an area inhabited by residents who have been removed from District Six. Declared a ‘whites only’ area in 1966, black people were ... read more
Errol De Souza, Gold Award holder from South Africa explains how the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award helped turn his life around. Here he recalls the day he received his Gold Award in front ... read more
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