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Tumiso Chepape, Project Manager at the Trust, giving feedback at the 2017 debates

SADC regional youth debates involve students in public policy issues

Tumiso Chepape, Project Manager at the Trust, giving feedback at the 2017 debates
Tumiso Chepape, Project Manager at the Trust, giving feedback at the 2017 debates
Adolescents and young people, aged between 10 and 24 years, make up about a third of the total population in eastern and southern Africa. The growing proportion of youths has great potential to positively impact countries in the region. Yet, youths are often economically and socially excluded, and their voices are seldom heard on policy matters.

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From left to right: Kitso Phiri is from Ditshwanelo – The Botswana Centre for Human Rights and Simon Dikudu, BoLAMA chairperson.

Unclaimed Benefits for former mineworkers

From left to right: Kitso Phiri is from Ditshwanelo – The Botswana Centre for Human Rights and Simon Dikudu, BoLAMA chairperson.
From left to right: Kitso Phiri is from Ditshwanelo – The Botswana Centre for Human Rights and Simon Dikudu, BoLAMA chairperson.

“There was not much money, it was less than R20,000 (a once-off figure). My siblings made contributions towards the burial. If it wasn’t for that I would have buried my husband on a hide.”

These are the searing words of Ofentse Moloi. Her husband succumbed to TB, which he contracted in an underground South African mine after 17 years of service.

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The Voice of a Female Cross Border Traders

Southern Africa Trust - Malter Vilakati speaking at the second Women Cross Borders Traders Forum in Lusaka, Zambia
Caption: Malter Vilakati speaking at the second Women Cross Borders Traders Forum in Lusaka, Zambia
Malter Vilakati knows the challenges of undertaking trade as an economic activity across borders in the SADC region. And she knows how much progress has been made to ensure that these economic opportunities are available to women. Vilakati is a 63-year-old cross border trader from Manzini in Swaziland. In July 2013, she was part of the women traders group that formed the Women Cross Border Traders Forum with the support of the Southern Africa Trust. This forum ensures women are participating in economic empowerment initiatives in the SADC region. (more…)

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