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Assistance for young entrepreneurs

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If you want to start your own business, we support different organisations that can give you guidance and support during this process.

Cape Access brings information, skills and opportunity to Kranshoek

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The Cape Access Programme through the Kranshoek e-Centre aims to change the lives of the Kranshoek community by providing access to Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

Cape Access is bringing ICT to Vanrhynsdorp

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The Vanrhyndorp e-Centre and the Cape Access Programme create opportunities for socio-economic upliftment in the Matzikama Municipality.

Cape Access puts Bitterfontein on the ICT map

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The Cape Access Programme through the Bitterfontein e-Centre is helping to change the lives of the community by bringing Information and Communication Technology (ICT) closer to home.

Changing lives at the Ilingelethu e-Centre

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The Cape Access Programme through the Ilingelethu e-Centre is bringing information and communication technology (ICT) to the community in Malmesbury.

Chrysalis Academy - Life skills training for young people

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The Department of Community Safety offers social crime prevention and life skills training for young people from disadvantaged communities in the Western Cape. Who are we?

Finding South African Youth Organisations

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There are numerous organisations in South Africa working with Youth around a vast variety of topics. These organisations include non-profit organisations, faith-based organisations, government sponsored initiatives and community-based initiatives. To find out what organisations are active in your area, you can search the following online databases: National Youth Commission Database of South African Youth Organisations Umsobomvu Service Organisations Database

Help When a Child Has been Arrested

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What is the Child Justice Act (CJA)?   Since 1 April 2010, children who committed crime are dealt with in terms of the Child Justice Act (CJA), instead of the normal criminal procedure which is used for adults. The aim of the CJA is to set up a child justice system specifically for children in conflict with the law.   Who classifies as a child?   According to the Child Justice Act (CJA), a child is someone who is under the age of 18 years.   

Interventions for Youth at Risk

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Youths at risk are learners who have problems such as drug and/or alcohol abuse or are in trouble with the law. Their emotional and/or behavioural problems are barriers to their learning and development.In the Western Cape, there are five levels of support to prevent or resolve such problems. The type of support and the restrictions that may be placed on the learner depend on the nature of the problem. Interventions include educational, therapeutic and/or residential support services.The five levels of support are:

Invitation to Religious Institutions to Apply For Funding for Safety Promotion Programmes for Youth 2020

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The Department of Community Safety invites religious institutions (registered NPOs) to submit proposals for safety promotion programmes for youth living in high crime areas. The Department will support these activities at a rate of up to R60 per day per youth participant on condition that these activities run for at least 8 hours per programme day and at least one meal is provided for each participant every programme day.

Kwanokuthula e-Centre and Cape Access is brigding the technology gap

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The Kwanokuthula e-Centre, in the Bitou Municipality, and the Cape Access Programme is bridging the technology gap for the community of Kwanokuthula in Plettenberg Bay. Access to information and communication technologies (ICT) has also brought with it an opportunity for personal growth and socio-economic upliftment.

Online Career Advice

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The National Youth Development Agency contains details on numerous career options and the study requirements for each. The information includes: a description of the career personal characteristics that match the career schooling required (including subject choice) tertiary education required potential employers useful sources of information on the career related career options bursary opportunities.  

Rehabilitation for Children and Adults in Conflict with the Law

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The provincial Department of Social Development, along with non-profit organisations, provide re-integration and after care services to children and adults in conflict with the law.  

What is Diversion?

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Diversion refers to diverting an accused child away from formal court procedures and towards a more constructive and positive solution. Diversion is based on the principles of restorative justice, which requires that offenders accept responsibility for the crime committed, make amends for their misdeeds and initiating a healing process for themselves, their families, the victims and the community.

What is NICRO?

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This note describes NICRO, the main provider of diversion services.