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Aletta Dhlamini

UNICEF/South Africa/2009
© UNICEF/South Africa/2009
Aletta Dhlamini from Kroonstad in Free State Province

City, country
Kroonstad, Free State Province, South Africa

Kroonstand is a very nice place with a beautiful history behind it. The people here are just trying to make the best of every situation. It has a lot of entertainment as is usually known as the ‘small Jozi’ [Johannesburg]


Brentpark Secondary School

Reason for applying to J8
3rd place in the Albert Luthuli Young Historians Prize and Girls’/Boys’ Education Movement Club member.

Languages spoken
English, Afrikaans, Setswana

Role models
Oprah Winfrey and Julius Malema

Favourite Subjects
History, Business Studies, English

Likes & Hobbies
Reading, playing table tennis and enjoying life

Dislikes: ----

Where do you see yourself in 10 years time? If you could be President what would you do for the world?
If I were President I would love to end poverty and bring about world peace. I think that unemployment is one of the biggest challenges facing South Africa. If we could stop privatising government property and make it open to the public there would be more jobs and less poverty and crime.

What are you looking forward to most at the J8 and what do you hope to achieve?
I am looking forward to discussing the challenges South Africa, and other countries in the world are facing. I am also looking forward to meeting some of the G8 leaders.

What would you say to your President if you could meet him?
I would stress that the future of the country is in his hands and that he must deliver.





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Impressions of the J8 and Rome

Read the impressions and highlights by the South African delegates of the Junior 8 Summit in Rome:

  • Aletta Dhlamini
  • Richmond Sajini
  • Refilwe Tsumane
  • Yumnah Jackson


View a short video clip on Aletta Dhlami's expectations of the upcoming J8 Summit.

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