Category Archives: Press release

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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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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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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AUSC leaders make SELF a priority and reap the rewards

Over the past years, the Africa Unite School club program has noticed a need to not only capacitate our learners in leadership but also act as a support system for the young leaders. Therefore, from November 2019 to early 2020 … Continue reading

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Religion and COVID19: Faith leaders unite against acts of persecution

In the spirit of Madiba and his vision to spread social justice and freedom for all, religious leaders from Southern Africa came together to engage in an ‘Interfaith Webinar against Religious Oppression’ on Mandela Day. Panellists from South Africa, Lesotho, … Continue reading

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Human Rights & COVID-19: “The good, the bad and the way forward.”

On June 27th 2020, the Africa Unite Human rights teams based in Cape Town and Durban organised Africa Unites first-ever joint information session via the video calling application Google Meet for Africa Unite Peer educators, to discuss the effects of … Continue reading

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BUILDING RESILIENCE THROUGH COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS POST PANDEMIC

On the 27th of June 2020, the Africa Unite School Club (AUSC) hosted a webinar session on “building resilience through collaborative efforts post-pandemic”. The session had participants from our AUSC members and alumni’s who are matriculants this year. We also … Continue reading

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