Twenty two years ago, South Africa attained democracy, which came with a bill of rights that was established to ensure that every citizen is treated fairly and has freedom of choice. However, with human rights like the choice to terminate ones pregnancy still heavily stigmatised, even after nearly 20 years since it was legalised, are we entirely free?
“I always wanted to assist my community by launching my own NGO and business so that I could assist communities and develop young people with their nutrition”
There are a number of contributing factors to this growing number of HIV infections in KwaZulu Natal, including false traditional beliefs, sexual violence, and lack of educational programmes.
This dialogue is part of a series named Youth Imbizo, under the umbrella theme Democracy in Action, whereby activators facilitate conversations in their communities to build and shape South Africas democracy.
To vote in elections in South Africa you need to first register as a voter.
This weeks episode focuses on access to basic services .Young activator, Anzani Tshifheya investigates what the basic services are and how communities can access them.
The event will serve as a platform for the community to have intergenerational conversations on topics such as HIV/AIDS education at schools, prevention of the virus, health rights as well as the governments intervention.
It calls for all us, as a country to interact, to take part in local government. There cant be a local government alone, there needs to be more done by the young people and for young people.
My love for people is my motivation, because I want skills that will help me develop my community and network.
“These men decided to end my friend’s life because she was a lesbian,” Zandile said with a shaking voice.
Due to unjust Apartheid laws, South Africas past is characterised by systematic defiance and protest against racial segregation.
We need to challenge the norms and create our future now. Thats what I always do. Live my legacy now.
We believe that having programmes such as Walala Wasala will encourage youth to be more active and take more responsibility on the way in which their communities are governed.”
“[As men] we need to not only engage without privilege but also be prepared to hand it over. Probably the most difficult thing to do.”
The Unleash Greatness within Campaign was initiated in January 2016 with the aim to reinforce the community spirit, ubuntu and taking care of each other, according to Mlekeleli.
An alarming statistic is that out of the approximately 9.1 million eligible voters who are not currently registered, more than 80% of them are youth.
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan will present the most anticipated 2016 National Budget at 2 PM on Wednesday the 24th February.
The thrilled programme director and facilitator, Landy Wright, explained the logic behind the course. “We wanted to create a tertiary formal education opportunity for young people / social change drivers who are already doing community development, she said.
Right on the pulse of the SONA, ACTIVATE! caught up and had a chat with Buti Manamela about issues that are pressing to the youth of South Africa.
Inkunzi isematholeni! We are leaders of today. Every day we wake up, it is an opportunity for us to connect and mission to our vision.