CYPSA would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Toyota South Africa, for their recent donation of a Toyota Rav 4, 4x4 to the organization.
We, the children of South Africa, bemoan the sad fact that while we eagerly wait for our long-promised textbooks to be delivered on time, we have been kidnapped!We already find large fingers covering our mouths, forcing us to be quiet. We are being side-tracked from promising futures by people who act as though they care for us and our learning of maths, science and all languages. HELP!
Thina nje ngentsha yase Ningizimu Africa kuyasikhalisa ukuthi sithe sisalinde izincwadi esikade sazithenjiswa sabe sesizithola sesithunjiwe. Sivalwe imilomo ngesandla ukuba singaphefumuli. Siphuciwe ikusasa lethu ngabantu abenza sengathi bakhathazekile ngathi kanye nemfundo yethu.
The pro-dagga lobby has branded us as being rented for the protest against dagga, while dagga people are calling us monkeys to our face!When we who come out of a life of dagga abuse were standing outside the court to demonstrate against the legalizing of dagga, a dagga man in a wheel chair rolled over and called us monkeys.
In the recent Pretoria High Court Case, Professor Nutt has vehemently defended the use of dagga as a safer alternative, continuously comparing it with the harms of tobacco and alcohol. He has also stated that should cannabis be legalized, alcohol consumption will drop.
As yesterday was Youth Day, we as youth of South Africa, who have dreams for our future, appeal to you to give serious consideration to, and to act upon the information and concerns we have put forward. It would be regrettable if we in the future need to refer back to this day, '17 June 2014', a day in parliament, where concerns of your youth were not considered important and therefore not addressed.
It is with great shock that we, as the Concerned Young People of SA read that the Cabinet and the Central Drug Authority (CDA) have agreed to use 'harm reduction' within its new National Drug Master Plan of 2013-2017. Even though the term 'harm reduction' looks well on paper and in theory...
As an organization based in South Africa, we, together with the rest of the world, are shocked into attention at the exigency in Chibok Nigera, that, till today has been left unattended. Since our establishment, in 2009, we have been trying to bring to our Government's attention that human trafficking, though illegal, is ubiquitous in our country and the rest of Africa.
It is with grave concern that we read recent articles in the media detailing government's decision to commence with a programme to distribute condoms to learners in South African schools. We are left wondering whether any time was spent investigating the root causes of teenagers becoming sexually active and falling pregnant ...
We marvel at the fact that 63 girls previously abducted by Boko Haram terrorists have managed to evade their captors and make their way back home, bringing with them news of the whereabouts of the remaining abductees. It remains unthinkable to CYPSA however, that these girls are being left to themselves to find a way of escape.