It has come to our attention that public hospitals in South Africa are asking professional nurses to register for postgraduate studies such as the Postgraduate Diploma in Nephrology Nursing Science (1-year course), offered at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. However, nurses are told to pay from their own pockets for a qualification that will not only benefit them but also the hospitals in which they work at as well as the patients they will nurse and the general efficient functioning of the public healthcare sector. The healthcare sector is in crisis in part due to government's lack of investment in existing nurses, as well as hospital administrations' mismanagement of funds and/or misallocation of funds. Investing in nurses' further education will result in a happier and healthier work environment and will result in greater worker satisfaction which will translate to better care for patients. We ask that the hospital management and government acknowledge the funding of nurses' further education as a social investment, not as a cost. As it is, the public healthcare sector is seeking to retain as many of its nurses as possible and not lose any more to the private sector and brain drain. We ask that you invest in existing nurses, thereby decreasing the necessity of outsourcing specialists from outside of the country.
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  • End financial exclusion of students at TUT
    Without the qualification one studies for many doors remain inaccessible to the students who cannot afford to settle account while they have academically qualified to graduate. If the purpose of our nations creation was meant to usher in an age where social caveats become meaningless & society is developed by empowering those who were previously left out of the development of their fatherland then surely denying access to someone whose single mother might have been able to pay their fees but falls short because of the death or insolvency of a parent or guardian; should that person continue to live in the shadow of poverty accepting any menial work while depriving the nation of an educated and industrious talent? Surely our nation can do better by a youth who offers so much promise for tomorrow; and surely a youth whose only solemn plea to its government and institutions of higher learning remains steadfast and sincere in the acquisition of education which is meant to benefit the entire society regardless of race, class, gender, religion, sexual orientation or whatever artificial social constructs that stop us from looking at people as they are; people. The promises made to the parents of my generation are now long overdue; our youth need their society to raise them up because without our youth in a position towards social mobility the continued degeneration of our nation is a gurantee. Economic apartheid needs to be abolished so that no more African children have to feel outcasts in the land of their birth based only on the commas and numbers on their academic records instead of the fortitude of the discipline it took to achieve these qualifications amidst strenuous circumstances. We can no longer turn our backs on the vulnerable members of our society and expect them to fend for themselves and then wonder why crime, murder, drug abuse and the like continue to adversely affect SA's youth. The time for change is NOW!
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  • Justice For under-age Pregnant Ratlou Girls
    The impregnation of school going girls steals from their future and perpetuate the cycle of poverty. More than 2000 underage girls have been impregnated in a municipality with a population of around 150 000
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  • Amend the Port Rex THS code of conduct
    Black Scholars have been for a long time been excluded from and oppressed by the code of conduct. It is time for that to stop.
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  • Stop discrimination at Sutherland
    This is important as we believe that everyone should be accepted as who they are in their mosh natural form . No race or culture should be placed above the other , everyone should feel as if they belong equally .
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    We are a nation that is not at rest. Our society is dealing with the most, from the onset of the democratic dispensation, it was obvious that the advent of democracy would not miraculously transform the lives and lived experiences of our people, given the atrocious past that we come from. Realizing the inadequacy of government policies to transform and build a more equitable society, from the Reconstruction and Development Program, to this days’ National Development Plan, and the many attempts by the state to rebuild this country, the realities call for even more actions to achieve a country which we all can be proud of. It is in this context, with the call in 2015 by the brave students at the Universities of Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Rhodes for wide and meaningful transformation in our universities to the heroic protest by the young girls of Pretoria Girls High School who claimed their right to wear their afrocentric hair. We believe that we have been subjected to conform to eurocentrism for many-many years, not only as pupils of the school, but by extension even in life outside of the school. We call for a more inclusive Code of Conduct, one which we can all be agreeable with. If society is to be truly inclusive and transformed, no one should be left without scrutiny.
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  • Support workers, boycott Robertson wines
    Poverty has a human face. The Marikana Massacre and the farm workers strike in the Western Cape, in 2012-13, forced into the public consciousness the reality of workers condemned to live in poverty. Poverty is, indeed, now recognised by all political parties as being one of the three main scourges disfiguring our once ‘new’ South Africa. But, for many of us, poverty still remains an abstraction that distances the meaning of what it is to be poor. The unprecedented strike currently happening at Robertson Winery, an easy distance away from Cape Town, is a timely reminder that hard work still leaves large numbers of South Africans unable even to feed their children. Recall the shock when we discovered, in 2013, that farm workers in the wine districts were expected to live on R69 per day. The shock shamed the government into increasing the statutory minimum wage to R105 per day. We, who were discomforted by the discovery of poverty wages in our midst, were re-assured by the government’s quick action. What we chose to forget is that R105 per day is itself a knowingly inadequate wage. Research bodies were quick to point out that even the R150 per day that the workers had been seeking could not sustain a family of 4. That was in 2012. Inflation – especially when measured for poor families – means R150 buys even less in 2016. The gross wages of the workers on strike at Robertson range from R95.34 to R115 per day! Since negotiations started 4 months ago, workers have been disciplined and calm, yet bosses refuse to compromise or negotiate. The Robertson Winery has offered their workers a daily increase that begins at R8.80! The upsetting aspect for many of the Robertson Winery workers is that they realise that Robertson Winery is making hundreds of millions of Rands in profits every year. The workers from Robertson Winery are resolute and clear: they do not want an increase of R8,80, they want enough money to live – they are demanding a living wage, and they will continue fighting until they get what they deserve. The most effective way of showing our support for the workers and outrage is to boycott all Robertson Winery wines. Look for the label – and then buy something else.
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  • Stop the "Fronting Seminar"
    1. Fronting is criminal conduct. 2. A general lack of transformation in South Africa's private sector is one of the stumbling blocks in SA. 3. This seminar seeks to defeat the intended outcomes of transformation laws. 4. This seminar seeks to teach white people how to get away with fronting.
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    Reliable transportation is a basic need. It is a basic need that allows us to get to work, school, hospitals/clinics and stores to satisfy other basic needs. Without a reliable transportation system we are either unable to satisfy these needs or we struggle to do so. We have left the City of Tshwane to its own devices where the Tshwane Bus Service is concerned and this has clearly been a fault on our part. They are clearly not willing to step up and fix the bus service themselves so we need to prompt them to do so. This is the most affordable option for us. If we could find alternative transportation then we would have done so a long time ago. It is time we were heard and took the necessary steps to hold the City of Tshwane accountable for what they're subjecting us to. This is a service you have been promised. Demanding that the service operate efficiently and that your needs as a paying customer be considered and catered to is not asking for much. Make your voice heard. Help ensure you get the service you're paying for!
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  • Stop the bullying of junior doctors
    In a country like South Africa, we can't allow an 'old boys' club to bully and sabotage anyone who speaks out against racism or sexism. It's alarming that this happens in our health system. The fact that a senior doctor advised Yumna to destroy her internship logbook [1], shows there is a huge cover up within medicine to silence those who speak out. After Yumna lodged a complaint about her experiences, she was targetted by her Head of Department who refused to sign off on her internship. While the Health Professions Council of South Africa overturned the Head of Department's decision, what is clear is that the 'old boys' club that exists within medicine sabotages those who dare speak out against sexism and racism. For this to occur in a profession that is first and foremost there to create a healthier and safe South Africa, is alarming. Respect should be a non-negotiable value in our health system. [1] https://www.thedailyvox.co.za/junior-doctor-exposing-harassment-racism-hospitals/
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  • Undo the damage of rape culture promoting textbook
    South Africa has one of the highest incidents of rape in the world. Teachers should not be put in a position where they are expected to stigmatise and victim blame rape victims.
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  • Pay the Kruger National Park Claimants NOW!
    Claimants rights are important to correct the injustice of the past. Some claimants have died not seeing justice, among them, the great Chief Muyexe.
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