From 26-29 June 2017, FES South Africa, in collaboration with the University of Fort Hare will host the second of three annual sessions of the Fort Hare Autumn School in Chintsa. The second Fort Hare Autumn School (FHAS) module will provide the necessary knowledge about key institutions and actors in South Africa’s political system to identify fault-lines, extrapolate checks and balances and comprehend the complexity of modern policy-making.
In 2015 and 2016, South African young people have challenged the definition of political participation” by extending their political voice beyond voting, party protocols and normative forms of mobilisation. From student protest and the Occupy Luthuli House protest to the active absence from the voting stations as protest, young people have begun to rethink political power through civic engagement.
Youth Lab has a focus on capacity development of young people, youth and development practitioners and decision–makers. Using participatory methodologies Youth Lab hosts workshops with young people in communities and organisations.
The purpose of this final week long seminar of the Fort Hare Autumn School 2014 is to deepen the understanding of Social Policy and its application in South Africa, as well as governance and administration issues, including the development of some soft skills.