Young People in International Affairs

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Zuma inaugration 2014

Institutional Incongruences

Dané Smith, a young South African living in the Middle East due to the disgraceful unemployment rate in her country, writes of the need for South Africa to change is marketing strategy within the global arena and focus on building better inclusive institutional structures. Just yesterday I was checking the
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The Young and the dilemma of Tribalism

Meluleki Mthembu looks at the hindrance that the notion of tribalism poses to future social development. Mr. Mthembu recently appeared on SABC1 to discuss the upcoming South African elections and the youth. A cancer that has ravaged Sudan almost ate away Somalia; it is ripping apart the Central African Republic
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Seeking Justice: International Development Accountabilities

Faraaz Mahomed, a clinical psychologist and researcher at the South African Human Rights Commission, discusses the need for stronger accountability measures to be put into place into frameworks that are to propel future international developments. In 2000, 189 heads of government gathered at the UN General Assembly to adopt the
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Dangerous Incompetence: South Africa’s Defence

Dané Smith, discusses the current state of South Africa’s military and the repercussions that its underdeveloped defence has on South Africa’s position in world affairs. The recent disappearance of the Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 has had the world in a state of perplexed frenzy. As I was following the updates
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Young People in International Affairs (YPIA) is an entity at the forefront of identifying and creating opportunities for young enthusiasts throughout the African continent. YPIA promotes young African leadership and cooperation based on meeting the challenges of today’s international world.

Recent News

Invitation: FMF and Dr Yuri Maltsev, 04 June 2014


INVITATION to Without secure property rights there can be no real economic growth A presentation by Dr Yuri Maltsev Soviet defector and former economics advisor to Russian President Gorbachev and recipient of the 1st FMF Luminary Award When: Wednesday, 4 June 2014 | 17h30 for 18h00 – 19h30 (refreshments will be available) Where: Prime Meridian House |
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YPIA VP Leon Marincowitz wins award for his great work

At Monash South Africa’s final staff assembly last year Leon Marincowitz was awarded the Community Engagement award 2013. Leon Marincowitz won the award for his involvement with YPIA and the work done throughout the year. Leon however recognises that the award would not have been possible without the larger YPIA projects team who get stuff
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YPIA members attend conference on ICTR

YPIA UJ Conference 1

High profile figures converged at the University of Johannesburg from the 31st of October to the 1st of November to debate and discuss the legacy of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) pending its anticipated closure next year. Among the highly esteemed delegates were the current president of the tribunal Honourable Judge Vagn Joensen
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Upcoming Events

YPIA visits Constitutional Hill in Johannesburg

Culture is one of the major characteristics that define who we are. Starting from a broad perspective of a nation to the smallest redefined perspective of an individual, they all seek what is called ‘identification’. To be more precise, in the South African perspective, a person’s identity is grounded to his or her culture. This
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YPIA Pretoria hosts Refugees Aid Organisation (RAO), 09 September 2013

YPIA (Pretoria Branch) was privileged to have Laverne Louw and Claudia Serra of Refugees Aid Organisation (RAO) speak to us on 09 September 2013 about the refugee situation in South Africa. YPIA will be working with RAO to assist an impoverished school located in Sunnyside, Pretoria that is made up of 80% foreigners. Claudia and Laverne
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Food Security in Africa- Problems and Possible Solutions, 09 September 2013

YPIA (Monash Branch) was proud to host Rose Nqambaza, NGO/Food security expert and founder of Youth Moving Up on Monday 09 September at 14:00 in Lecture Theatre 6. Rose did not originate from a rich family background; she had to fight her way through after saying no to the path of poverty. Her dad was
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