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AUSC Anti-Bullying statement

On Monday, the 12 April 2021, a video of a 15-year-old learner Lufuno Mavhungu at Mbilwi Secondary School in Limpopo being attacked by fellow learners went viral on social media and sparked fury among many. Mavhungu is seen being repeatedly slapped while other pupils cheered on, taking a video of the incident. Once back home, she locked herself in her room and died after allegedly overdosing on prescription pills.  She was rushed to hospital on Monday evening and was certified dead upon arrival. Continue reading

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The deaths of 4 children that could have been avoided

Just imagine if these children were from the suburbs. This incident could have attracted more national and international outcry; even some authorities could have been fired but because these children are from a township, the sad event has been even forgotten barely a week after the tragic event. Continue reading

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Vaccine roll-out: inclusivity is the key to ending the pandemic

03 February 2021Press StatementImmediate release The COVID-19 pandemic outbreak has created mayhem in South Africa and worldwide, with many people getting infected and dying. There is a greater need to vaccinate a significant population to beat the pandemic both locally … Continue reading

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“More Than Just A Hashtag: What #EndSARS Means For Nigeria?”

“We are determined to continue these protests until justice is served.” – Judith Caleb Continue reading

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Africa Unite and the community of Laingville in dialogue

On the 17th of November 2020, Africa Unite held a conflict mediation dialogue with some of the community members from Laingville. The dialogue took place at St Helena Bay municipal hall, which is 155.9km outside of Cape Town. Social distancing … Continue reading

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An open letter to the President of the Republic of South Africa

11 November 2020HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICAMR CYRIL RAMAPHOSAUNION BUILDINGSPRIVATE BAG X1000PRETORIA CC:Minister of Police, Bhekokwakhe ‘Bheki’ Hamilton CeleEmail: GaehlerSMK@saps.gov.zaPremier of Western Cape Province, Alan WindeEmail: Alan.Winde@westerncape.gov.zaMEC of Community Safety, Albert FritzEmail: Hod.Comsafe@westerncape.gov.zaMayor of Cape Town, … Continue reading

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“Conflict mediation: The How, the Why and the When”

This is a very critical element of both community engagement and conflict intervention strategy. Communication is a key aspect in this process and is essential to mediation and dialogue in general as misunderstanding can fuel the stages of conflict Continue reading

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Africa Unite Schools Club Reflection Sessions 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic had an overwhelming impact on the lives of people. Many NGO’s around the country had to re-evaluate how activities or events are planned and organized. Due to the official lockdown restrictions, Africa Unite could not host its … Continue reading

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Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTPBS)

press release South African finance minister, Tito Mboweni, delivered his medium-term budget policy speech in parliament on the 28th of October. A five-year fiscal consolidation pathway was tabled, promoting economic growth while bringing debt under control. The impact of COVID-19 … Continue reading

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Africa Unite School Club Heritage Day Event 2020

As a country with 11 official languages and a multitude of local and immigrated cultures, South Africa provides a vibrant combination of traditions, forms of expression, knowledge, and history that makes South Africa such a unique country. Despite this, young … Continue reading

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