1. The State and all institutions and agencies of government at every level must
take reasonable measures, including affirmative action programmes, to ensure
that youths, that is to say people between the ages of fifteen and thirty-five
a. have access to appropriate education and training;
b. have opportunities to associate and to be represented and participate in
political, social, economic and other spheres of life;
c. are afforded opportunities for employment and other avenues to economic
d. have opportunities for recreational activities and access to recreational
e. are protected from harmful cultural practices, exploitation and all forms of
2. An Act of Parliament may provide for one or more national youth programmes.
3. Measures and programmes referred to in subsections (1) and (2) must be
inclusive, nonpartisan and national in character.