The poster highlights entrepreneurship as one of the key ways to help young people achieve economic independence, and was launched at the site of one of our business plan competition finalist’s projects, Lavender in Lavender Hill. This social entrepreneurship project is a prime example of what entrepreneurship can do for the development of South African communities.
With the recent announcement that 440 000 small businesses in South Africa have failed in the last five years, it is becoming increasingly vital for government to ensure entrepreneurs are given adequate support.
Sadly, in contrast to this vision, South Africa today is a place in which race still plays a part in an individual’s prospects. As the DA Youth, we are striving towards a future in which every individual with talent and dedication, no matter their skin colour or background, has the same chance at building a better life for themselves.
This poster was launched at the University of Cape Town, where a debate is currently raging about their race-based admissions policy. The DA Students Organisation asserts that we should move away from artificially predetermined racial outcomes towards equality of opportunity in order to realize genuine redress.
In the DA’s future, the Constitution will reign supreme as the ultimate law in South Africa. There will be no person or body above that law, and it will be fiercely protected.
The current threats to the Constitution are starkly illustrated by the policy document released recently by the ANC. This document, which proposes a number of Constitutional amendments, represents the largest assault on the Constitution witnessed in our country to date and is a complete derogation of the principles of constitutional democracy. It should be deeply concerning to every South African who values post-Apartheid South Africa.
According to research more than 10 lesbians are subject to ‘corrective rape’ both by individuals and gangs every week in Cape Town alone. Over the last ten years 31 lesbians have allegedly been murdered because of their sexuality.
As well as highlighting this serious issue, the poster also makes a statement about the kind of future that the DA Youth envisages for South Africa, namely one in which there is tolerance and acceptance of every individual, even if their life choices are different from our own.