Political Force




82% of the A! Network voted in previous election, well above the 59% national average who voted in 2014 (IEC, 2014)



15% of the Network do not agree that voting is part and parcel of citizenship duties (though below the 21% national average IEC, 2015)


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Policy




Party Membership





53% have demonstrated before, more than the 15% national average

70% have signed a petition before, more than the 15% national average who have done so

Political Engagement



70% have contacted a politician about community issues more than the national rate of 13%

Occupation




Entry level and administrative skills dominate the A! Network
 


Unemployment rate of the A! Network is at 24% which is less than the 34.8% national youth cohort average and national 27.7%




Income is closely related to location (high incomes in urban and low incomes in rural areas)



Business



6% of the A! Network earns over 16 times the UPL
 





38% are running their own business, with 70% of them employing others



Social Engagement



56% are volunteering part-time
 

Reach



32% are reaching more than 100 people

15% are reaching more than 500 people

91% of Activators have run more than 1 campaign in the past year

Volunteering


Activators are volunteering via





86% do not receive compensation
 

Number of volunteers has increased by 24% from 2016
 

Running NGOs


Top ways NGOs are being funded






Campaigns


The campaign was run via





Beauty and the Beast

Giving a smart, Math & Science, disadvantaged matric pupil a chance to have a matric dance of their dream and possibly securing employment in the motor industry as an Apprentice should they be keen to work in the Motor Industry

The African Boy Child Initiative

Develop programmes aimed at addressing the structural determinants of the condition of the boy child in South Africa

People first

Awareness of how people around my area lives and the effect of Electricity and Water payments that is being charged on a high rates

Engaging with young people