Eric Naki
Political Editor
3 minute read
29 May 2021
5:26 am

‘Challenges to NYDA board coming’

Eric Naki

The NYDA board was dissolved after some applicants challenged its legitimacy in court. It appeared history would be repeated.

National Youth Development Agency's new board members during a media briefing on April 11, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa. The Deputy Minister in the Presidency introduced NYDA's newly appointed board at the Union Buildings yesterday. (Photo by Gallo Images / The Times / Moeletsi Mabe)

The appointment of the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) board is mired in a new controversy, as excluded candidates vow to challenge the shortlisting process. The shortlist for candidates had already been done when the deadline for public comments were scheduled for 5 June, which rendered the process illegitimate and unconstitutional. The NYDA has had its fair share of controversy. Last year, the board was instructed to be dissolved by parliament after an outcry from civil society and various political parties complained the process for application was far from fair. The NYDA began the process of reappointing a new board...