Ocean View was established in 1968 as a township for coloured people who had been forcibly removed from so-called ‘white areas’ by the apartheid government under the Group Areas Act. Ocean View is home to a tight-knit community that has been rocked by sporadic incidents of gang violence. But with[…]
A fight broke out between a large crowd at popular shopping mall Canal Walk over the weekend, causing mass chaos. In the video, people can be seen throwing objects at each other on an escalator in the mall’s food court. A video recorded by a member of the crowd shows[…]
A public meeting between concerned community members and substance abuse experts seeking to increase awareness on the resurfacing trend of youth consuming a codeine-based concoction was hosted over the weekend. The meeting was held in response to growing concern for youth amid increasing reports of school children in the province[…]
The African National Congress (ANC) has officially dissolved the ANC Youth League National Executive Committeeand appointed a new task team to oversee the rebuilding of the League. This follows a spate of protest actions at the ANC’s headquarters in Johannesburg and Irene in Pretoria by the ‘Revive The ANC Youth League Movement.’[…]
By Anees Teladia This past weekend, over 200 Western Cape children gathered to air their views at a children’s consultation workshop. The workshop was initiated to get direct feedback from children in the province, on their challenges – feedback which is to be relayed to the provincial legislature and the[…]
With several cases of violent incidents being reported at South African schools during the first half of 2019, concerns have been raised that the youth are becoming increasingly aggressive. Among the violent cases were two pupils who were seriously injured at Lentegeur High School in February, after two fellow schoolmates[…]
The youth has cautioned President Cyril Ramaphosa that the time for long-winded talk is over, and now is the time for the government to take serious measures to address the plight that youth face in the country. Young people between the ages of 15 to 34 years old make up[…]
Leila Patel, University of Johannesburg and Lauren Graham, University of Johannesburg On the eve of South Africa’s sixth democratic elections on 8 May, thousands of young people took to Twitter to state reasons for why they had no intention to cast their votes. They used the hashtag #IWantToVoteBut. The trending topic at the time of[…]
Former President Kgalema Motlanthe has called on former freedom fighters to always integrate the youth into the programs that will assist South Africa to progress. He says the skills they have will be of great assistance in shaping the future of the country. The former President was speaking during the launch of[…]
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