Equal Education (EE) and the Equal Education Law Centre (EELC) support the Eastern Cape school rationalisation process, but it must be conducted lawfully, democratically, and in accordance with the requirements and deadlines stipulated by the Norms and Standards for School Infrastructure. Learners’ rights to education must be protected!
As organisations that work to protect and advance the right to protest, we note with concern the situation on various university campuses across the country.
Tensions have risen to an all-time high with the shutdown of many universities across the country, the widespread use of force, interdicts, arrests, private security and police brutality on campuses.
With just 20 days to go before the start of the matric exams, the Eastern Cape Department of Education is ready to deliver credible examinations in the province and is hoping to improve on last year’s pass rate.
Provincial education spokesman Malibongwe Mtima said the department was confident it would see an improvement in its pass rate, which dropped to a dismal 56.8% last year.
Peter Adamu in his article titled ‘Women and youth activism a let-down’, says that he has the opinion that the work and voice of human rights and civil rights activists has been compromised by the political happenings in Zambia.
Adamu argues that he has always echoed the need for people especially those working in non-governmental organisations (NGOs) or civil society organisations (CSOs) to be sober and focused on the work they are meant to do.
During the Ministry of Health’s Sexual Reproductive Health training in collaboration with Super Buddies, health workers agreed to give condoms, contraceptives and other services to young people without any intimidation.
The aim of the training was to capacitate health workers on adolescent health and provision of youth friendly services, to increase access to these services.
The South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR), a liberal think-tank, states that, the labour law amendments to regulate labour broking and plans to extend minimum wages will keep unskilled youngsters out of the economy.
The SAIRR says, “Contrary to what it claims‚ the government is doing more to hinder than to help young people participate in the economy.”
IkamvaYouth is a township-based volunteer programme that gets learners out of poverty and into university has once again shown that transformation is possible, despite the odds.
IkamvaYouth seeks to appoint a District Coordinator, based in Western Cape.
This social entrepreneur must be passionate about the power of education to transform lives and communities, and want to make a difference. This is an exciting opportunity to play a pivotal role in a by-youth for-youth education movement that empowers young people to take their futures into their own hands.
MaAfrika Tikkun is an international NGO that provides education, health and social services to children, youth and their families through centres of excellence in South African Townships. Its aim is to empower communities to develop new generations of productive citizens.
Afrika Tikkun seeks to appoint an enrolled nurse as Nurse Coordinator for the Western Cape Region Health Programme, based at the Mfuleni office, Cape Town.
The YMCA Pietermaritzburg is a registered nonprofit youth development organisation – serving the Pietermaritzburg youth and community since 1875. Being an affiliate of the South African National Council of YMCA’s, Africa Alliance of YMCA’s and World Alliance of YMCA’s on a global scale, the organisation’s core mandate is to seek to develop holistic youth leadership development programmes and services building youth in mind, body and spirit.
Anex (Activists Networking against the Exploitation of Children) is a registered and well established nonprofit children's rights organisation. Our organisational objectives includes Protecting Children from Exploitation by strengthening communities through-Developmental needs based programs for Children, Youth and Families in vulnerable communities, Preventative and responsive training and awareness raising on different forms of exploitation and Advocacy, Research and Legal Reform.
Anex seeks to appoint an Advocacy Coordinator, Cape Town.