Youth with a criminal record, . offenders, ex-offenders, etc. Society in general or potential employers is likely to reject solely due to their record.
HIV/AIDS Infected and Affected Youth
Young people who are affected and those who are living with HIV and AIDS. In some instances, those who are affected are looking after family members, mainly parents living with HIV and AIDS. A slightly different group from the previous one, because adults are still alive but too sick to assume their parental responsibilities.
What has emerged convincingly is that youth is not a homogeneous group. Different age categories have specific needs and challenges, which must be addressed as such in any policy or strategy that seeks to advance this group in society. Despite segmentation of youth Fountain of Youth‘s five years of extensive research reveals that there is general knowledge and acknowledgement of the challenges and threats associated with this group as a whole.
foYU is a nonprofit entity registered in terms of the Nonprofit Organisation Act of 1997 and is therefore regulated by the Department of Social Development as a nonprofit organisation. Members of the organisation strongly believe that compliance to sound corporative governance principles as set out in King III and Acts that govern nonprofit organisations, form the essence in ensuring beneficiaries that government and NGOs deem to serve are indeed served with dignity and urgency. The management committee commits to act in the best interest of the organisation and its beneficiaries by focusing on its mission to promote and create conditions for accelerated and shared growth and development by providing sustainable socio-economic and development solutions catering for the needs of communities, young people in particular and local governments. This will be achieved through strategic leadership and sound judgement in the design and implementation of projects and programmes.
The organisation is therefore committed to an open governance process and espouses the following values, namely; community-orientation, cooperation and teamwork, effective communication, empowerment and inclusive participation, professionalism and efficiency, socially responsible, and transparency . As an independent nonprofit organisation governed by a management committee and has no shareholding, the organisation meets the requirements of Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) ratings. In terms of its BEE scorecard, the organisation is therefore measured on the composition of its staff, and beneficiaries of services rendered. The organisation’s procurement policy support corporate and professional entities run and owned by Historically Disadvantaged Persons as viable suppliers to source services and products from, including wherever possible the services of black owned consultants or services providers will sub-contracted.
The employment law course aims to give an understanding of how the law regulates employment relationships within the context of the British industrial relations system. Examples of potential topics of exploration in this module include, the development of Employment Law, incorporating sources and institutions of such. The relationship between employment law and other legal concepts will be discussed, notably in the discussion of the linkage between employment Law and human rights and the role of the ‘contract of employment’. Further substantive, practical areas of employment law will also be introduced, notably the law in respect of discipline and termination of employment, as well as redundancy and unfair dismissal.