Amplifying voice with the inaugural ACT Ubumbano Activist Training Course

On 16 July 2020, ACT Ubumbano launched its first Training Course for activists in Southern Africa. We believe that learning is best done by doing, and so virtual platforms are combined with practical application of new insights and skills gained by activists. The training involves activists identifying key issues affecting their community, learning how to investigate and analyse the root causes of the problem, and then how to write this up to inform transformative action. The issues covered are as diverse as the geography these activists are from, and you can see the list below.

The course will run until 16 September 2020, and hopefully will strengthen the voice and agency of those who struggle for their dignity.

Name Issue Location
Juliet Difficulties in accessing contraception as a result of lockdown movement restrictions Penhalonga, Zimbabwe
Nompilo Challenges of supporting women survivors of violence during Covid 19 social distancing Umlazi, Durban
Ongeziwe The high rate of girls dropping out of school in Nyanga, Cape Town Nyanga, Cape Town
Zanele Problems faced by women in reporting the perpetrators of violence against them Rooiport farm, Dannhauser, KZN
Brandon problems of income and unemployment among youth Wentworth, South Durban
Siyabonga problems of income and unemployment among youth Luyengo, Eswatini
Mabore challenges faced by high school students during school shut down Mogashoa Village, Limpopo
Rapule problems of home-based care workers during Covid 19 Diepkoof, Soweto
Thami Problems with electricity outages experienced by the community Braamfisherville, Soweto
Vusi respiratory health problems in the mining affected community Vosman, Emalahleni, Mpumalanga