Press Release

Dear Colleagues/partners,

I have the immense contentment to release this Statement to the Forum’s Member Parliaments and partners in  view of celebrating the  International Day of Democracy 2023.

On this day, it is essential to recognise that democracy is the single most important pillar for human development. Democracy provides the necessary space for human rights to be progressively implemented and enables the protection of minorities. Democracy is the only form of governance which bestows credence to the will of the people and allows citizens to freely choose their elected representatives to advance their interests within parliaments. Parliaments which embody democracy then provide a framework for accountability and for checks and balances to be exercised on the Government of the day. Whilst Parliaments derive their mandate from the democratic framework, a strong democracy logically translates into a robust Parliament.


Joint SADC PF-SAYoF Statement on International Youth Day 2023

Dear Colleagues/Partners,

It is with great pleasure that we release this inaugural joint statement to partners in view of celebrating the International Youth Day on this 12th August 2023.

This is to recognise that the youth of Africa is ready to embrace the emerging challenges and opportunities that the region has to offer. Yet, the youth need the conducive policy and legal environment necessary to grow and evolve into the best version of themselves.

By Moses Magadza

MAHE, SEYCHELLES - The recently concluded SADC PF Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) HIV and AIDS Governance Project in Seychelles has been hailed as a significant step forward in addressing the HIV and AIDS crisis in the island nation.


By Moses Magadza

MAHE, SEYCHELLES - The National Assembly of Seychelles has expressed gratitude to the SADC Parliamentary Forum for supporting a four-year Sexual Reproductive Health Rights, HIV and AIDS Governance Project with funding from the Swedish International Development Corporation Agency (SIDA).


The Speaker of the National Assembly of South Africa, Ms Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula
The Speaker of the National
Assembly of South Africa,
Ms Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula

Monday, 29 May 2023 – The Speaker of the National Assembly, Ms Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula who led the South African delegation to the Executive Committee meeting of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Parliamentary Forum that took place in Mahe, Seychelles from 27 to 28 May, has described the outcomes of the meeting as a positive step towards the establishment of a SADC Parliamentary Forum that would champion accelerated integration and development of the region and its people.

Mwila Criseddy Bwanga

Mwila Criseddy Bwanga
Mwila is an optimistic and visionary leader that is passionate about building the leaders we need for Africa we want; harnessing eight years' worth of experience in the leadership and governance development space across the continent.  He is a Social entrepreneur, an Award-Winning Governance Expert, Award-Winning Author, International Speaker and Executive Director at BeRelevant Africa. Mwila holds a degree in Politics and International Relations from the University of Lusaka. He is a member of the Southern African Youth Forum and the current Zambian Youth Representative at the Commonwealth Youth Council.


Mr. Misheck Gondo
Mr. Mischek Gondo

Misheck Gondo is a published Author, Researcher, and digital technology enthusiast. He is an alumni with Digital Security Africa. A Trainer of Trainer (Digital Defenders Partnership). Misheck Sits in the Dengue International Advisory Board to fight Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), sits in the Global Coalition 4 Youth, Peace, and Security Steering Committee- a UN-CSOs initiative to advance peace and security. Misheck sits in United Nations (UN) Country Humanitarian Committee for Zimbabwe (CEA).  Misheck sits in the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (Special Interest Groups), the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) Sub-Committee for Political Inclusion and he is the Regional Coordinator of SADC Youth Forum (SAYoF). He has won several awards which include Communicator of the Year (NANGO:2022), Global Speak Champion (CIVICUS: 2018), Man as Role Model Award (Advocate for Girls Rights) Shamwari Yemwanasikana and Australia Embassy in Zimbabwe (2021), Youth Mentor Award (Think Bid Experts-Zambia (2022) and part of 100 Most Influential Zimbabweans under the age of 40 list (2018-2022.) Misheck is a holder of several qualifications including: Master’s Degree in International Relations, Master’s Degree in International Law, Master Class in Finance among other. 

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The Southern African Development Community Parliamentary Forum (SADC PF) was established in 1997 in accordance with Article 9 (2) of the SADC Treaty as an autonomous institution of SADC It is a regional inter-parliamentary body composed of Thirteen (14) parliaments representing over 3500 parliamentarians in the SADC region. Read More

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