Policy

Introduction

In order to understand the character of AfriForum Youth, the theoretical concepts upon which the organisation’s objectives, vision and campaigns are founded, need to be understood. These concepts include, among others, the achievement of cultural freedom and the development of the Christian democratic framework of ideas.

Cultural freedom is the space that has to be created within which young Afrikaners can act within South African realities. It includes being able to assert your culture, your language and religion freely. Concomitantly, space needs to be created for the development of young people’s independence, self-sufficiency and freedom to belong to a community. This includes the legal space, the public space and any other space within society within which this freedom has to be created.

The expansion of the Christian democratic framework of ideas signifies an exchange of the contemporary apathy for a determination to achieve cultural freedom. The Christian democratic framework of ideas is based on the development of principles that are unashamedly Christian, a realisation that true power vests with God and not with the State, and a sense of duty towards one’s own community, which can only be described as “calling”. The purpose is to shake off the apathy which prevails among so many young people and to create enthusiasm for new ideals and cultural freedom.

Affiliation

AfriForum Youth is the official youth division of AfriForum, the civil rights initiative established by Solidarity.

We have various campaigns, which include

  • - To have the youth excempted from affirmative action,
  • - To promote Afrikaans and mother-tounge education,
  • - To promote quality education and prevent political interference in education, and
  • - To equip the youth with skills and knowledge.

Foundation

AfriForum Youth is founded on Christian principles.

Mission

AfriForum Youth endeavours to take a stand for the rights of the youth, as well as to activate, equip and empower them to enter the labour market as independent, free individuals

Aims

  • The exemption of the youth from affirmative action,
  • Taking a stand against quota systems based on race,
  • The promotion of mother tounge education,
  • The promotion of quality education,
  • The prevention of political interference in the education system,
  • The development of the youth’s skills, knowledge and abilities,
  • Liason with youth organisations, artists and other role players,
  • The development of a culture of leadership amongst the youth,
  • Engagement in modern and dynamic campaigns to promote the abovementioned aims.

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