Compass Youth will be participating in a youth & student leader delegation to Southern Africa organised by ACTSA. The delegation will visit South Africa and Swaziland between the 10th and 21st June 2008.

Participants will spend time in Cape Town and Johannesburg in South Africa and Manzini and rural areas in Swaziland. The programme will include visits to the anti-apartheid museum, Robben Island, a local workers plant, a visit to parliament, peer HIV/AIDS education projects and much more.

There will be an opportunity to meet with peers from these southern African countries and develop lasting and shared relationships. There will also be a chance to experience first hand, the energy and colour of southern Africa but also the poverty and difficulties facing the region. There may also be the opportunity to visit other southern African countries as well as meetings with delegates from Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi.

ACTSA have run two successful youth and student delegations to southern Africa in the last two years. Click here to read last year's report.


On Friday 18 July 2008 millions of people throughout the world will celebrate Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday. It will be an occasion to recognise Mandela’s great qualities and also to focus on the achievements, opportunities and challenges of the movement for development, justice and rights for southern Africa. We celebrate the man and celebrate the movement.

ACTSA is encouraging people to run activities throughout 2008 and not just on or around Mandela’s actual birthday.

We want you to celebrate both Mandela the man and the movement which he led.

About the Birthday Pledge

In solidarity with our South African comrades and ACTSA, Compass Youth would like to encourage to sign this birthday pledge

Birthday Card