Youth Day 2022

Youth Day 2022 Theme: Promoting sustainable livelihoods and resilience of young people for a better tomorrow.

The call to action will be for youth to forge resilience and pursue opportunities for a sustainable livelihood, today and in the future (South African Government).

Rudzani Silima, a South African National Antarctic Programme (SANAP) graduate, is one of the founding members of the Antarctic Youth Coalition. She is a custodian for South Africa’s gateway city to Antarctica (Cape Town) and “advocating for Antarctica’s future, by promoting sustainable communities and connected urban identities” (AYC).



The five gateway cities to Antarctica:

  • Cape Town (South Africa)
  • Hobart (Australia)
  • Christchurch (New Zealand)
  • Punta Arenas (Chile)
  • Ushuaia (Argentina)

Who is the Antarctic Youth Coalition?

How did Rudzani become one of the founding members?

Want to know more about Rudzi? Click here!

The Antarctic Youth Coalition is an initiative of the Project: Antarctic cities and the global commons: Rethinking the Gateways.

Read more about the Antarctic Cities Project


Anche Louw, Antarctic Legacy of South Africa, 16 June 2022.

© South African National Antarctic Programme • Managed and administered by Antarctic Legacy of South Africa • Photo Credits
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