The Electoral Commission is once again partnering with the Department of Basic Education (DBE) to host the 6th annual Schools Democracy Week programme to educate young people about electoral democracy. The for this year’s democracy week is “Be the legacy: strengthen our democracy through voting”.
The programme will roll out in selected public schools throughout South Africa from 23 to 27 April 2018 in the week when South Africa celebrates Freedom Day and 24 years of democracy.
The collaboration between the Electoral Commission and the DBE is also intended to support the drive to increase youth registration as well as to educate youth, in particular, first-time voters on voter registration and voting. The long-term objective is to entrench active participation as a fundamental civic responsibility and to institutionalise and infuse electoral democracy content into the formal school curriculum at all levels.
The Department of Basic Education and IEC will officially launch the 2018 Schools Democracy Week as follows:
Date: Tuesday, 17 April 2018
Venue: KwaMhlanga Showgrounds Hall, KwaMhlanga, Nkangala, (Mpumalanga)
Enquiries: Elijah Mhlanga – 083 580 8275
Troy Martens – 079 899 3070
ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF BASIC EDUCATION