African Renaissance Conference  24- 26 May 2018




    Over the past 3 years the African Renaissance Youth Conference has been transformed into a leading gathering of young, dynamic, aspirant, driven and successful youth from across the country. 

    The time has come for to hand the reigns back to the African Renaissance but will be represented in 2014 by’s Fire Chief (Director) Lynette Ntuli, who will be the Programme Director on the day. The “The Future Speaks” Conference in 2013 was a highly successful event. The Southern Sun Elangeni’s Great Ilanga Room was filled to the brim with 350 energized, interactive and engaged delegates who had flocked to hear from a line up of
    highly influential, dynamic and insightful speakers flown in from around the country. The speakers on the day covered a variety of topics relating to the main conference theme of Connecting Africa. It was
    important that all who attended took something away on the day in terms of routes to information and the speakers were briefed to expose opportunities for further education, employment and entrepreneurship
    within their specific industries as well as to inspire, motivate, share their experience, and impart wisdom
    through their own success stories. They did not disappoint and it was inspiring to know that such incredible young leaders exist in abundance in South Africa. Understanding the vastness and the
    differences of the delegate demographic has enabled the organisers of the event to connect
    with the young audience on many levels. Keeping things upbeat, entertaining, and to the point, the audience are kept attentive and the day goes by in an instant. The point of the conference is to share information and the aim is to cover as much content as we can in the short time available on the day.

    2014 African Renaissance Youth Conference 

    In keeping with the success of past events the2014 African Renaissance Youth Conference will again consist of a mix of past speakers and the introduction of some fresh new faces. This year we welcome back Eleanor Potter, Ryan McFadyen and Vuyisa Qabaka and introduce Shantan Reddy and  Cedric Mkhize amongst others. This year we are aiming to complete formal proceedings by 3pm so as to create time for delegates to interact with our guest speakers, something we have run short on time on over the past few years.  

    The conference will be held on Tuesday 20 May 2014 at the prestigious Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Hotel on Durban’s beachfront. Registration will start at 07h30 and the conference will start at 08h15. We invite all young South Africans who are driven, motivated, aspirant and focussed on bettering themselves wherever they are in their career cycle, to attend another edition of the remarkable African Renaissance Youth Conference.  

    "The last African Renaissance Youth Conference was very good in all levels, I benefited a lot from it. The
    speakers were very good and inspiring to young South Africans. Especially Dr Sibusiso Ndebele who said, “Are you the generation we’ve been waiting for? You are the only hope of the future”.
    On the other hand we had super awesome speakers like Vuyisa Qabaka, who motivated us a lot about starting from where we are. Speakers like Ryan McFadyen who also came strong on the marketing side of promoting our selves and our businesses. In short the conference made me relook at myself and made me see the responsibility I have to take in changing South Africa."

    I’m a passionate young South African who’s drive and motivation stem from a belief that with

    leadership comes great responsibility and my sense of responsibility is focussed towards the future generations of our country. I am excited once again to be involved in the organising of the African Renaissance Youth Conference and believe that the power of word of mouth will spread the positive messages shared by our panel of speakers on the day. The Conference will expose delegates to opportunities that exist for further education, employment, entrepreneurship within a range of industries.
    Lyle Krause : Founder member of
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