Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill
The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services is currently considering amendments to the Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill [B19 – 2020]. The committee invited interested parties/stakeholders to make written submissions on proposals to extend the subject of the Bill to, in addition, provide for:
- commercial activities in respect of recreational cannabis;
- the cultivation, possession and supply cannabis plants and cannabis by cultural or religious communities or organisations for cultural or religious purposes; and
- the use of cannabis for palliation or medication;
School Visits: February 2022- 11 March 2022
During the past month 80 schools have been visited by our teams.
The schools were mostly rural and from a poor socio-economic background.
Challenges faced in high schools included poverty, vulnerability of learners, orphans, teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, bullying and dating. Teams would bring a message of hope and instruction from God’s Word and the glad tidings of Christ’s salvation as invitation to all. The team also focussed on various social ills, providing guidance to the learners.
Currently, many learners are facing huge challenges due to COVID and poverty related problems. One learner stated that he was heading a household and sold drugs to earn a living for his siblings. He repented and turned to Christ. Other youths brought their troubles to God and repented as well. The message of hope was well received, and principles requested follow-up visits.
The principals expressed their appreciation for this initiative. Their feedback includes the following quotes.
“It was very positive and they [learners] were in their best behaviour...It was so motivating having you at the school.”
“Our learners come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Some are affected by the fact that they do not live with parents… it has been a great pleasure to be visited… we appreciate the visit.”
“The service offered will influence learners’ behaviour and conduct”.
“We have learners who are struggling in teaching and learning because of their background… I will be happy if you visit the school every term.”
“The school was very happy to see that somebody out there is caring about what is happening in schools especially in these trying days. We really appreciate the involvement of the community in teaching and learning… we would appreciate if this partnership that has started to continue.”
“Well presented topics, learners were well behaved, and we would like more presentations of this nature for motivation and support.”
“We request the team to come again” and “good intervention, need more visits. The visit was fruitful”. “A well-presented talk. Very interactive, which was a great benefit for the learners.”
These mentioned quotes are only a few gleaned from an overwhelming positive response from the principals. It became clear to us that learners, staff and principals greatly appreciate these ongoing outreaches and find it supportive of their learning and teaching endeavours within their various communities.
CYPSA THANKS AQUELLE FOR ASSISTING STRUGGLING AND CONCERNED COMMUNITIES IN KZN
Legalisation of Dagga: 36 High School Learners Suspended After 'Dagga Day' Videos Go Viral
Thirty-six Leondale High School pupils have been suspended after taking part in a 'Dagga Day'. Videos of learners consuming dagga have since gone viral on social media.
Spokesperson for the Department of Education in Gauteng, Steve Mabona, said a disciplinary hearing was held at the school on Monday and parents have also met with teachers.
He said an investigation will be launched into the incident and how it was 'allowed' to happen.
Earlier this month, several learners from Ekurhuleni's Randfontein High School were hospitalised after consuming dagga-infused muffins or space cakes.
At the time, Mabona said around 11 learners felt sick and were rushed to medical facilities.
Two of the children were sent home and the remaining nine were hospitalised.
It was later revealed that the space cakes were sold by a Grade 12 learners.
"We are really concerned and dissatisfied at the ongoing consumption of these ‘space cakes’ where learners become learners sick and are often hospitalized. We urge learners to refrain from purchasing or consuming unknown substances that put their health and lives at risk," said Gauteng MEC Panyaza Lesufi.
MARCHING FOR OUR FAITH - 16 DECEMBER 2021
The Concerned Young People of South Africa (CYPSA) held a march on 16 December 2021 in Durban for their faith - all for the love of the Lord and to demonstrate that He is the answer.
They invited all who love the Lord to join them, or alternatively to initiate a march in their own hometown. The march commenced at King Dinizulu Park (opposite Durban Christian Centre) at 11h00 and proceeded via West Street (Dr Pixley kaSeme Street) to the Durban City Hall. A memorandum was handed to the Mayor of Durban at about 13h00. The memorandum outlined the concerns of the youth, highlighting the need for society to return to sound scriptural values.
CLICK HERE TO READ THE MEMORANDUM COMPILED AFTER CONSULTATION WITH YOUTH LIVING IN GRASSROOTS LEVEL COMMUNITIES ACROSS SOUTH AFRICA
FURTHER DETAILS - MARCHING FOR OUR FAITH
For more information please read our open letter to South African churches by clicking on the links below:
We invite your community and congregation to contact as via email at [email protected], to propose issues affecting your community and points of concern for inclusion in the Memorandum to be presented to the Mayor of Durban.
To confirm your attendance at the march, please RSVP via email at [email protected].
Click the link below to access the Department of Health COVID-19 Resource Portal
COVID-19: CYPSA Intakes Temporarily Suspended
Please note that due to the current increase in COVID-19 cases across South Africa, and in order to observe all COVID-19 protocols and regulations, CYPSA is currently not accepting any new intakes into our Programmes until further notice. Please contact our offices on 032 481 5742 should you require further information.
Listen to Community Radio Broadcasting Events
CYPSA radio times:
- CYPSA youth program: Wednesday 17:00
- Evening devotions: 19:00
- Sunday service 11:00
Then click the Listen Live button at the top right of the website to start streaming.
COVID-19 Portal: Latest Confirmed Cases in South Africa
Click on the link below to access NICD COVID-19 case statistics:
CYPSA Awareness Campaigns
Click the link below for updated worldwide COVID-19 statistics.
Say NO to Comprhensive Sexual Education (CSE) in South African Schools
The new CSE Curriculum introduced in South African schools in 2020 will expose children as young as approximately 10 years old to explicit sexual material and lessons explaining sexual relations in the classroom.
Click the link below to sign the petition against CSE. 150 000+ signatures collected...
Pamphlet: Teaching Life Orientation
Click below to download our Pamphlet which offers guidelines and tips for South African LO teachers.
King Zwelithini Says NO to CSE
King Goodwill Zwelithini has blasted plans by the Department of Education to introduce sex education to Grade 4 learners at primary schools.
Read the full article below:
Dowload CYPSA Anti-CSE Petition Form
Download the form, print copies and collect signatures against CSE in your communities.
Completed forms can be posted to CYPSA, Private Bag X252, Kranskop, 3268.
Proposed CSE Study Guides Release
Click on the link to access proposed CSE study guides for various grades. Find the links to the study guides at the bottom of the article.
Have your say on proposed land (and property) expropriation without compensation...
Click the link below to submit you opinion on land (and property) expropriation without compensation.
CYPSA thanks Rev. Erlo Stegen for his donation of a new Sprinter to reach communities around the country with our CYPSA drug awareness campaigns.
Crime and drugs are destroying our peers and now it is possible for us, with our own wheels, to reach out to our peers and show them the way out of drugs and crime.
May God bless you!
South African Educators Speak Out on Dagga Legalisation
CYPSA realizes that many South Africans are concerned about the direction in which S.A. is heading.
As an organization representing grass-roots communities across the country, we invite all concerned South Africans from all cultures, races and communities to share (anonymously if so wished) their concerns with us:
Email us - [email protected]
CYPSA believes in nation building and strives towards a better future for all!
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