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City invites applications for Junior City Council<p>The JCC is an initiative run by the City which aims to expose high school students to the workings of the City Council. The junior council’s term runs for a period of two years.</p><p>The JCC is a non-political programme that aims to foster a sense of civic responsibility among the youth. It will also help to develop young people’s skills and self-image so that they become confident in their abilities to bring about change. Local schools are invited to nominate learners to participate in the programme.</p><p><strong>Councillor Carl Pophaim, the JCC Custodian, said the following requirements should be met:</strong></p><ul><li>learners must be in Grade 9/10 in 2020</li><li>two learners per high school will qualify to participate</li><li>schools must nominate learners and provide a motivation as to why a specific learner is nominated</li><li>learners must be able to commit to at least one Saturday a month for junior council activities</li></ul><p>The programme aims to represent all 116 Wards and 24 Subcouncils in the City. </p><p>‘Membership is entirely voluntary. Learners are required to spend time and effort dealing with socio-economic issues affecting the youth,’ said Councillor Pophaim, adding that the City holds a recruitment drive before each term.</p><p>‘There are many steps you can take to make a difference, like taking pride in community public spaces, reporting crime, starting an outreach programme or being a voice for other people in your community. If you want to get involved, choose what feels right for you and what is in line with your talents and interests.’</p><p>Interested schools can <a href="http://www.capetown.gov.za/City-Connect/Apply/Jobs-and-opportunities/apply-to-serve-on-the-junior-city-council">download an application form</a>, send an e-mail to: <a href="mailto:Junior.CityCouncil@capetown.gov.za">Junior.CityCouncil@capetown.gov.za</a> to request a form, or ask their principal. All schools in the Cape Metro will receive forms. </p><p>Further information can also be received on the JCC FaceBook page – Cape Town Junior City Council.</p><p>The deadline for applications is Friday, 14 February 2020, at 16:00.</p><p><br><strong>End</strong></p>2020-01-13T22:00:00ZGP0|#e3c03ac1-845c-4119-815d-e796340463ba;L0|#0e3c03ac1-845c-4119-815d-e796340463ba|Community news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#d80fa0f6-8fea-4e45-aeac-499caec5ba84;L0|#0d80fa0f6-8fea-4e45-aeac-499caec5ba84|city council;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#f33476b7-c0aa-46f7-bbfa-1dd51c393ca1;L0|#0f33476b7-c0aa-46f7-bbfa-1dd51c393ca1|Junior City Council1

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