NYDA (National Youth Development Agency) & Solomon Mahlangu Profile
The NYDA, which is short for the National Youth Development Agency, is a youth-based agency located in South Africa that dedicates itself to overcoming the many obstacles that are currently being experienced by many of this generation’s youths. Structured under several legislation, which includes the NYDA Act and the draft Integrated Youth Development Strategy, the NYDA puts a strong commitment into addressing any issues that might have anything to do with the progress of local youth development in the country. These obstacles could either takes place within the local government, provincial, or national scale. Whatever the challenges, the NYDA makes sure they are inclusive to the point they are able to appeal to different kinds of demographics.
Some of the biggest obstacles that are currently being faced by the general youth public are mainly socio-economic issues such as unemployment, the lack of equality, poverty in underprivileged groups, and the lack of proper healthcare for those who truly need. NYDA’s mission is to minimize the impact of the issues until there are no longer none. By reducing the number and intensity of these aforementioned issues, it is hoped that the local youths of South Africa are able to persevere and bring out their maximum potential with a high amount of support.
In South Africa, there is a popular programme commonly referred to as the Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship Fund. This scholarship was founded as part of the legacy of Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu, one of the nation’s struggle icons known for his heroic actions during the era of apartheid in South Africa. Solomon Mahlangu is highly commemorated for his past actions. There are places in the country where buildings and roads are built in honor of Solomon Mahlangu.
About NYDA (National Youth Development Agency) – Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship Fund 2020
The NYDA is currently offering the Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu Post Graduate Scholarship Fund for specifically for local South Africa post-graduate students. In order to be considered for the scholarship, candidates must attain at least a year of Postgraduate qualifications (except diplomas), and a year of TVET Qualifications specializing in the field of Creative Arts. Allocated to mainly students pursuing their education in public institutions, the main purpose of the Scholarship Fund is to give young students the much needed support and motivation to carry on with their full-time studies with the necessary financial assistance. This way, students are able to fully develop their academic potential and talents, which will make them contributing members of society in the future.
The Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu Post Graduate Scholarship Fund, obvious from the name itself, caters to South African students who are able to fulfill the pre-requisite qualifications that have been standardized by the committee. Additionally, incoming applicants must be pursuing their education in Universities, Universities of Technology, or Further Education and Training Colleges, wherever city or region you come from. The best part? The programme will also be providing international scholarships as well, provided that you have been appointed by the South African government or any other accredited agency.
The Scholarship Fund caters to this list of courses below:
- Development Studies
- Information Technology
- Supply Chain Management
Selected awardees of the Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship will be entitled to a generous sum of financial assistance that will help cover several student-related expenses, which includes:
- Tuition expenses
- Meals and accommodation
- Study materials
Find out more about the establishment behind this wonderful scholarship at the Official National Youth Development Agency Website.
NYDA (National Youth Development Agency) – Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship Fund Requirements
To be eligible for the Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship Fund, applicants are required to fulfill all of these pre-requisite qualifications that have been determined by the committee beforehand. Each of these items below will be the points of assessment for the committee to select their future scholarship awardees. Therefore, it is highly advisable that all incoming candidates meets all of these items. Failure to do so may affect the overall result of your scholarship. Find out more about the programme at the Official National Youth Development Agency Website.
The Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship Fund Requirements are as stated below:
- Must show a proof of enrollment as a full-time students (1st year) in a South African Public University
- For high school learners, should you plan on enrolling in a South African Public University, you must earn your National Senior Certificate beforehand
- Has achieved the University Admission Points with an average aggregate score of 70% in your NSC examinations
- Officially recognized as a South African student
- Must not be over 35 years old
- Able to show proof of requiring financial assistance (e.g. a household income not more than ZAR 15 000/month)
- Show a sense of involvement in community services.
How to Apply NYDA (National Youth Development Agency) – Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship Fund 2020
Applications for the NYDA Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship Fund are open towards and individuals who are able to meet the qualifications that are required by the committee. Once you have double checked all the requirements, incoming candidates may proceed to download the Official Application Form. Make sure you have all the required information provided. Additionally, all information must be accurate and correct. Candidates found to be falsifying any of their information on their applications will be immediately disqualified from the programme. Moreover, any incomplete application forms will not be acknowledged as well.
Furthermore, application forms must be attached with several important documents to support their procedures, which includes:
- A legitimate letter of acceptance into a university
- A valid copy of your National Senior Certificate/most recent result slip
- A valid copy of your Identity Document
- A valid copy of your combined household’s payslip, Identity Document, and statements from the bank.
Once you’re done with your applications, you may have them immediately submitted in to the following address below:
National Youth Development Agency
Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship Fund
54 Maxwell Drive
Woodmead North Office Park
Please take note that any application submissions does not guarantee your acceptance by the scholarship fund, as there will be a final assessment to see who are selected. Additionally, all of the information that are provided by candidates will be confidential under the committees terms. Should you wish for an instant application without any possible delays, it is highly recommended that you process your applications online instead. If you have any further enquiries or concerns about the scholarship fund or the application procedure itself, you may direct them to this e-mail address: [email protected], or reach out to them through this hotline: 087 158 5691.
NYDA Contact Address
NYDA Head Office
54 Maxwell Drive, Woodmead North Office Park,
Mail Address: –
Tel: +27 87 158 6345 / 5738
Email: [email protected]
Source: NYDA; Author: Larxsati; Editor: Melisa; Picture: nyda.gov.za.