Newspaper clipping – The Daily News – 19 June 2008
Fast track for the Africa Resource Centre
By Barbara Cole
Plans to establish an Africa Resource Centre of Excellence for youth in Durban, it will be a world first, are to be fast-tracked, the city’s deputy mayor, Logie Naidoo, has said.
The high performance centre will be used to train leaders on crime prevention and community safety, who will “get the youth on the right path,” he said. Technical skills will also be passed on to get people into the labour market.
The project has the support of the United Nations-Habitat (which is supporting the summit), the KZN government and the eThekwini municipality.
Bheki Cele, the MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liason, said the centre was destined to “become a lasting symbol of the Summit”.