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“Hands off our internet”

by: Rofhiwa Maneta - 28 August 2015

“Hands off our internet”

Recently, the Film and Publications Board successfully submitted their draft Online Regulation Policy for consideration by Parliament. The proposed policy aims to regulate content published on the internet to make sure it does not contain hate speech or child pornography. Content uploaded on the net would have to be pre-approved before being uploaded. This has...

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Parliament Challenge Call Out

by: Live Staff - 28 August 2015

Parliament Challenge Call Out

What is it? VIP is opening up a crowd-sourced challenge to our community to suggest crucial issues, topics or policy ideas that young South Africa would like to represent to government. The idea is to work in conjunction with political experts and parliamentary committees that are addressing youth issues, particularly the Portfolio Committee on Social...

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This week in parliament: will you be forced to join the army?

by: Rofhiwa Maneta - 28 August 2015

This week in parliament: will you be forced to join the army?

The National Assembly had an oral reply session from the government cluster, which consists of The Presidency, Women In the Presidency, Public Service and Administration and the Department of Traditional Affairs. They discussed issues ranging from the violence against women and children as well as the government’s plans to use conscription to address youth unemployment. Here...

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How to get more women into the tech industry

by: Rofhiwa Maneta - 26 August 2015

How to get more women into the tech industry

American social entrepreneur Netia McCray (25) is the founder of youth-focused social enterprise Mbadika. The organisation hosts engineering workshops where children are taught basic engineering principles by making simple DIY kits. In South Africa, McCray has taught young South Africans how to make low-cost, solar-powered USB chargers. The chargers are made from a solar panel,...

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Young photographer’s hard-hitting exposé on Cape Town’s toilet shame wins award

by: Andrea Chothia - 24 August 2015

Young photographer’s hard-hitting exposé on Cape Town’s toilet shame wins award

Ex-Live SA photographer, Masixole Feni recently won the Ernest Cole Photographic Award for his series of photographs documenting the lack of proper sanitation in Cape Town’s townships. Masixole started the project, called A Drain on our Dignity, around 2002 while working as a stand-in photographer for Independent Newspapers. He carried on with the project and...

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Have the police failed Khayelitsha’s residents?

by: Sheilan Clarke - 21 August 2015

Have the police failed Khayelitsha’s residents?

There hasn’t been any progress in putting into action some of the recommendations forwarded by the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry. So we asked: What’s next in this on-going battle for effective policing in Khayelitsha and what’s it like being young and living in a notoriously violent community? March for justice Civil-society organisation, the Social Justice...

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Parliament discusses teenage pregnancy and education

by: Rofhiwa Maneta - 21 August 2015

Parliament discusses teenage pregnancy and education

This week marked the midpoint of parliament’s third term. On Wednesday, parliament was host to a number of sittings directly related to young people. The NYDA presented its performance for the first quarter of the financial year to the Portfolio Committee of Monitoring and Evaluation. Similarly, ministers in the social cluster (departments relating to social...

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Register for Digital Hustles: The Digital Future of Johannesburg

by: Live Events - 20 August 2015

Register for Digital Hustles: The Digital Future of Johannesburg

  Date: Thursday 27th August 2015 Time: 17:30 for 18:00 – 20:00 Venue: Wits Art Museum, Corner of Bertha and Jorissen Streets, Braamfontein Registration: Fill out the form below Expanding on Livity Africa & British Council Connect ZA’s Digital Hustles: Innovation and Creativity in the Digital World, Livity Africa – in association with the British Council...

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