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Youth Reporter Masinga finds out more from an HIV/AIDS Specialist

Posted December 8, 2013 no picture Children's Radio Foundation

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Children's Radio Foundation Youth Reporter Masinga sat down with Rick Olsen, a UNICEF specialist in HIV/AIDs for Eastern and Southern Africa. Masinga found out more about what key message Rick has for youth delegates at ICASA and what advice he would give to young people having unprotected sex.


A Special Tribute to Nelson Mandela

Posted December 6, 2013 no picture jahan

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I want to pay my tribute to the great man, who, with the power of education and immense courage changed the picture of South Africa.. He should be highly respected as he endured a lot for the freedom of his country. May god send him to heaven. He has fought against race discrimination which is the main cause of many deprivation of human rights. He was tortured, ill things have been said about him, but he still stood straightforward for the cause he supported. People of his country and of the...


How do young South Africans deal with online risks?

Posted December 3, 2013 Avatar KateVOY

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Four in five children in South Africa have access to a mobile phone, and almost half of them use mobile phones to access the internet. However, the opportunities presented by this access are often over-shadowed by the possibility for harm and online violence, as well as offline danger that result from online engagement. According to a study released last week Connected Dot Com: Young People’s Navigation of Online Risks undertaken by the Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention...


Cyber dialogues to curb violence against women and children

Posted November 26, 2013 no picture Pontso SA

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16 Days of activism against children and women abuse In South Africa, as in other Southern African countries, the period between 25 November and 10 December marks the campaign against women and child abuse. During this period, various activities take place to bring awareness against gender based violence and brainstorm ways to end this scourge. Among all these initiatives, the one that appeals to me most is the Cyber Dialogues which facilitates on-line discussions amongst differe...


Awesome Documentary about Young African Windmill Inventor

Posted November 25, 2013 no picture Tiffany

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Hey guys - I thought you might be interested in hearing about a feature-length documentary I helped work on, WILLIAM AND THE WINDMILL. The film tells the story of William Kamkwamba, the remarkable Malawian who despite a devastating famine in his country, builds a windmill from scrap parts to power his entire village. The film premiered in March at the SXSW Film Festival, where it won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary, and has since screened all over the world. It's a true c...


Lack of Focus at School

Posted November 17, 2013 no picture Sicelo_connect_south africa

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I belong to a group of young people who produce a weekly show called Funky Fresh Vibe! I presented a show about lack of focus at school and the ways we can learn to concentrate and make the best of our education. Take a listen to our show!


Let the children Live

Posted October 30, 2013 no picture Pontso SA

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Everyone has a basic right to live without any form of fear and more especially our children. I believe violating this basic human right is a great disgrace to our society and an indication of how really twisted some people's minds have become. I am raising this issue, having been quite disturbed by the recent spade of abuse and murders done on children in South African townships. In one incident two girls were found to have been raped and murdered, when in another the children are...


Have our schools become battlefields

Posted October 16, 2013 no picture Pontso SA

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In South Africa there has recently been increasing reports of violence at schools, either perpetrated by learners on other learners, learners on educators or educators on learners. I think this is a cause of great concern because with the level of violence and crime increasing in schools, access to quality education is impeded. According to the South African Journal of Education 2013:33(3) schools in urban areas, particularly townships are regularly prey to gangsterism, poverty...


Food for thought

Posted September 11, 2013 no picture Pontso SA

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Children who are malnourished or even experiencing short-term hunger have limited capacities to learn. School feeding programs are a way to reduce hunger and improve the nutrition of children so that they are able to concentrate, understand and perform well academically. The meals that they receive at school contribute a great deal to better nourishment, good health and better academic performance for those children and their thinking ability is improved. This also lowers the burde...


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