The Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is a body of past councillors and interested parties that ensures the annual continuity and growth of the council. The Steering Committee's role is to guide and steer the activities and projects of the youth, ensuring that the best interests of the DYC and its members are upheld.

With current membership standing at 4 executive members, the Steering Committee is committed to the development of young leaders and ensures that councillors uphold the DYC Constitution. Through the use of training and development programs and interventions throughout the year, the councillors are encouraged to take an interest in those issues affecting themselves and their fellow man. Amongst others, the Steering Committee aims to:

  • Guide counsellors throughout their year on DYC and impart necessary skills to the Admininsitrative Board to perform their roles competently.
  • Provide opportunities for its members to participate inter alia in:

- Directing the youth to becoming more responsible citizens;
- Encouraging the youth to take an active part in civic affairs;
- Ensuring the annual continuity of the DYC through training workshops and managing the election process;

  • The construction of topics of public interest, the findings of which are to be forwarded to the relevant body or authority;
  • To empower the youth and people in the eThekewini surrounding areas in the form of fund-raising events, and community driven initiatives;
  • To make any individual contribution to the well being of the Community or any section of its citizens or inhabitants;
  • To promote the welfare of persons who are handicapped, maladjusted, or in any other way warrant consideration in the Community, and to make contributions, financial or otherwise, accordingly or as is deemed proper;
  • Such other activities as may be consistent with these aims and objectives.


Esentially, this committee ensures that the youth take active steps to empower and educate the community , through training and development and also impart valuable social skills to those less fortunate through community assistance programs.

Those seeking membership to the Steering Committee should display an active interest in the youth and youth development and should have adequate knowledge about the DYC and its role in the community. Successful candidates will only gain full membership after completing a six-month internship.

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Meet the Steering Committee

  • Deon botha-richards
    President
    (Executive)
  • Robert Ferguson
    Vice President
    (Executive)
  • Trish Singh
    Secretary
    (Executive)
  • Muhammad Ibraaheem Latiff
    Fully Fledged Member
    (Executive)
  • Cara Weir-Smith
    Fully Fledged Member
    (Non Executive)
  • Rasigan Naidoo
    Fully Fledged Member
    (Non Executive)
  • Scelo Bhengu
    Fully Fledged Member
    (Non Executive)
  • Siyabonga Sangweni-Fynn
    Intern

  • Phiwokwake Dimba
    Intern
  • Bianca Vernes
    Intern