AfriForum Youth is campaigning for the youth to be exempted from affirmative action. An official Markinor survey has indicated that the majority of young people from all race groups in South Africa agree that the youth should be exempted from affirmative action. Affirmative action is polarizing our country, especially when it is implemented in schools and universities. Today’s youth have completed their entire school career in the post-1994 South Africa. Why is it then that they have to be punished for the past?
Actions already undertaken:
- National protest actions at four university campuses (UP, US, NWU, UFS);
- Discussions with the international body, UNESCO, regarding unfair affirmative action;
- Support to students who are subjected to race-based admission requirements at universities and who suffer as a result;
- Collected more than 10 000 petitions against affirmative action;
- Mobilise young people against this policy and influence the private sector to take a stand;
- Organised a zoo protest against affirmative action;
- Students who painted themselves black asked Mbeki to be reclassified as Africans;
- Balloon protest held at Fort Schanskop;
- Staged a protest at Aardklop against affirmative action in the form of a cage protest.