Giving children a voice in the media

Articles

Sep 1, 2016

Racial discrimination in schools is still swept under the carpet

By Anonymous

Given the recent media attention that has been afforded to hair policies and racism culture in many former Model C schools in South Africa, Media Monitoring Africa's Children's News Agency approached pupils in these schools grappling with these issues. The anonymity of the children involved has been maintained to avoid any negative reprisals. These series of articles were published by City Press.


Sep 1, 2016

The resilient Pretoria girls have made reform possible at my school

By Anonymous

Given the recent media attention that has been afforded to hair policies and racism culture in many former Model C schools in South Africa, Media Monitoring Africa's Children's News Agency approached pupils in these schools grappling with these issues. The anonymity of the children involved has been maintained to avoid any negative reprisals. These series of articles were published by City Press.


Sep 1, 2016

Many white pupils are still ignorant, turn a blind eye towards racism

By Anonymous

Given the recent media attention that has been afforded to hair policies and racism culture in many former Model C schools in South Africa, Media Monitoring Africa's Children's News Agency approached pupils in these schools grappling with these issues. The anonymity of the children involved has been maintained to avoid any negative reprisals. These series of articles were published by City Press. 

 


Nov 14, 2015

Class War Looms as Pupils Suffer Racism in Schools

By Habiba Abbasi, Christy Chitengu, Mbali Mathanjana, Balungile Memani and Esther Sibanda.

In this thought-provoking piece, CNA journalists speak to pupils from some of Joburg's most highly ranked high schools to explore issues of racism including institutionalised racism in some of these racially mixed schools. This report comes at a time when the annual Children's Gauge reveals racial inequalities within the schooling system. 


Nov 6, 2015

Young people raise funds for Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital

By Esther Sibanda, Mbali Mathanjana and Balungile Memani

In the lead up to Children’s Day, celebrated on 7 November, the Nelson Mandela Children’s Trust (NMCT) calls on children to play a part in realising Tata Madiba’s dream of building a children’s hospital.