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24/06/2014 – Lack of opportunity for employment biggest challenge facing youth

July 2, 2014

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ACDP Parliament Youth Day: 20 Years of Democracy: Together Advancing Youth Development & Empowerment Speech by Cheryllyn Dudley, MP and Whip Lack of opportunity for employment biggest challenge facing youth Youth in South Africa consist of young women and young men, between the ages of 14 and 35 – most of them going through dramatic […]

 
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19/06/2014 – What is the plan, Honourable President? – asks ACDP

ACDP Parliament Response to SONA, 5th Parliament Speech by ACDP President Rev Kenneth Meshoe, MP What is the plan, Honourable President? – asks ACDP “Honourable President, Honourable Deputy President, Honourable members, Very few people, if any, can confidently claim that the honourable President, during his State of the Nation address on Tuesday evening, was effective […]

 
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13/06/2014 – ACDP acknowledges International Albinism Day

ACDP Parliament Media Statement Cheryllyn Dudley, MP and Whip ACDP acknowledges International Albinism Day ACDP Member of Parliament, Cheryllyn Dudley, said today: “Today, 13th June, is Albinism Day. Albinism is a rare genetic condition that occurs worldwide regardless of ethnicity – sadly people with albinism still face prejudice and isolation in society. The United Nations […]

 
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5/06/2014 – ‘Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng’s speech misinterpreted’ – Rev Kenneth Meshoe

ACDP Parliament Media Statement ACDP President Rev Kenneth Meshoe, MP ‘Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng’s speech misinterpreted’ – Rev Kenneth Meshoe ACDP President and Member of Parliament, Rev Kenneth Meshoe, today responded to statements about the speech on Law & Religion delivered by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng at the University of Stellenbosch last week. Rev Meshoe says, […]

 
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3/06/2014 – ACDP says while agencies promote adoption, DSD drags its heels

ACDP Parliament Media Statement Cheryllyn Dudley, MP and Whip ACDP says while agencies promote adoption, DSD drags its heels * slow accreditation of Social Workers * incompetence in process – verification of National Child Protection Register too slow ACDP MP Cheryllyn Dudley said today that: “During Child Protection Week, the ACDP is raising concerns that […]

 
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29/05/2014 – ACDP observes World No-Tobacco Day

ACDP Parliament Media Statement Cheryllyn Dudley, MP and Whip ACDP observes World No-Tobacco Day The ACDP recognizes that on 31 May, ‘World No-Tobacco Day’ will be observed all around the world. The goal is to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco use across the globe and draw global attention to […]

 
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29/05/2014 – ACDP queries legal position regarding sex shop opposite Parliament

ACDP Parliament Media Statement Cheryllyn Dudley, MP and Whip ACDP queries legal position regarding sex shop opposite Parliament The ACDP will request Parliament to seek legal advice as to whether or not there is anything that can be done to oppose the opening of a sex shop (Adult World) in Plein Street, opposite Parliament. The same store, […]

 
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12/03/2014 – ACDP KZN Manifesto Launch: ACDP targets five key aspects in KwaZulu-Natal

ACDP KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Leader: Jo-Ann Downs (MPL) ACDP-KZN Manifesto Launch   ACDP targets five key aspects in KwaZulu-Natal   South Africa is fast approaching a tipping point, heading towards a crisis of poverty and inequality. A hope for a great future means the possibility of all South Africans achieving a decent standard of […]

 
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26/02/2014 – ACDP welcomes Parliament’s STI/Condom Awareness Week

ACDP welcomes Parliament’s STI/Condom Awareness Week stresses importance of encouraging young people to delay sexual activity as long as possible  calls on MEC’s for Social Development and Health to strengthen partnerships to provide community access to programmes on STI’s and available support The ACDP today welcomed Parliament’s STI/Condom Awareness Week to provide employees with knowledge about sexually transmitted […]

 
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ACDP Manifesto Launch, Soweto

  *Important correction: Start time is 9:00AM and the President will address the crowd at 13:30PM   ACDP to launch manifesto on Saturday 22 February in Soweto     You are invited to the ACDP’s launch of its manifesto for the 2014 General Election. ACDP President Dr Kenneth Meshoe will address the crowd at *13h00. […]

 
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20/01/2014 – ACDP Youth Foundation says teen girls are becoming the “disadvantaged” of the future.

ACDP Youth Foundation Sarah Downs Secretary-General   ACDP Youth Foundation says teen girls are becoming the “disadvantaged” of the future.   The ACDP has raised concern over the school pregnancy rates over a number of years. In 2011, ACDP was extremely concerned about the 2062 girls (Ordinary Schools Report), in lower grades, that were pregnant. […]

 
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16/01/2014 – ACDP appeals to Social Development Minister to ensure all affected NPO’s meet legislative requirements

ACDP Parliament Cheryllyn Dudley, MP and Whip   ACDP appeals to Social Development Minister to ensure all affected NPO’s meet legislative requirements   ACDP Member of Parliament, Cheryllyn Dudley, today called on the Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini, to ensure that all affected Non-Profit Organisations (NGO’s) meet the necessary legislative requirements when she submitted […]

 
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25/11/2013 – ACDP remains concerned about shortage of facilities for abused woman and children in SA

ACDP Parliament Media Release Cheryllyn Dudley, MP and Whip ACDP remains concerned about shortage of facilities for abused woman and children in SA The ACDP today noted the start of the annual 16 Days of Activism Campaign which will run from 25 November, to 10 December 2013. ACDP Member of Parliament, Cheryllyn Dudley, today said: […]

 
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13/11/2013 – ACDP wishes colleagues in National Parliament well over Christmas period

ACDP Parliament Speech by Wayne Thring, MP, ACDP Parliamentary Leader Parliament Farewell Speech ACDP wishes colleagues in National Parliament well over Christmas period “Honourable Speaker, In the short time that I have been here, I have had to face the proverbial ‘sink or swim’ scenario. There was no time for orientation and so ‘swim’ it […]

 
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13/11/2013 – ACDP welcomes re-establishment of special courts

ACDP Parliament Speech on the Judicial Matters Second Amendment Bill Steve Swart, ACDP MP ACDP welcomes re-establishment of special courts “Speaker/ Chairperson, The Judicial Matters Amendment Bill provides the legislative framework for the re-establishment of the specially designated Sexual Offences Courts. These courts were first introduced as a pilot project in Wynberg to improve the […]

 
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04/10/2013 – Abuse of child grants has devalued parenthood says ACDP

ACDP Women of Destiny Dr Lydia Meshoe, GP MPL, Women of Destiny President Abuse of child grants has devalued parenthood says ACDP “The ACDP is appalled at the horrific physical and sexual abuse inflicted on Baby Samantha,” said National President of the ACDP’s Women of Destiny Dr Lydia Meshoe (MPL) today. “Although a number of […]

 
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01/08/2013 – ACDP welcomes President’s signing into law of Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill

ACDP Parliament Steve Swart, MP   ACDP welcomes President’s signing into law of Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill   · calls for speedy finalization of regulations and implementation of Act   · applauds those NGO’s dealing with human trafficking ACDP MP and member of Parliament’s Justice Portfolio Committee Steve Swart today welcomed […]

 
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30/07/2013 – ACDP welcomes Parliament and Cape Mental Health programme to provide knowledge about mental illness and access to help

ACDP Parliament Cheryllyn Dudley, MP and Whip ACDP welcomes Parliament and Cape Mental Health programme to provide knowledge about mental illness and access to help   · Calls on MEC’s for Social Development and Health to strengthen partnerships to provide community access to programmes on mental illnesses and available support · WHO says SA is […]

 
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31/07/2013 – ACDP concerned but not surprised at renewed efforts to ban ‘reasonable chastisement’ which will make criminals of parents who spank their children

ACDP PARLIAMENT STATEMENT BY CHERYLLYN DUDLEY, MP   ACDP concerned but not surprised at renewed efforts to ban ‘reasonable chastisement’ which will make criminals of parents who spank their children During deliberations on the Children’s Amendment Bill in 2007, the ACDP proposed the removal of section 139 to allow the Bill to proceed without delay. […]

 
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06/06/2013 – ACDP concerned about overworked Social Workers and children at Risk

 

    Budget Sitting Vote 6, 06 June 2013, KwaZulu-Natal Legislature   The ACDP has sharply raised the plight of Social Workers in when dealing with Child abuse. Nationally children who have been abused, and children at risk, are not getting the help they need. Last year the ACDP stated that at least 40 000 […]

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