Commonwealth Youth and Development - Volume 4, Issue 2, 2006
Volume 4, Issue 2, 2006
Author Japhet Ezra July MchakuluSource: Commonwealth Youth and Development 4, pp 2 –19 (2006)More Less
This article examines the common routes that lead to the emergence of youth leaders in local youth-oriented community-based organisations (CBOs), faith-based organisations (FBOs) and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Further, the article attempts to study how youth activists in these organisations perceive and relate to political parties in defining the youth political landscape in Malawi. Third, the article discusses the political ambitions and goals of these youth leaders and activists. The findings are based on an analysis of 141 questionnaires, 12 focus group proceedings and 48 in-depth interviews with youth leaders in four districts. Two of the districts are urban and two are rural. Five major routes into youth activism are identified. The article concludes by discussing the potential for future political leadership roles for these youth leaders and activists. Astute political parties will do well to engage them in dialogue and activity that will boost sagging youth political participation. However, this will mean that political parties should create room for such a youthful leadership.
Global technological advancement and copyright protection : exploring copyright infringement among university students in rural KwaZulu-NatalAuthor Simon Mwangi KariukiSource: Commonwealth Youth and Development 4, pp 35 –43 (2006)More Less
With the liberalisation of international trade laws and the creation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreement on trade-related intellectual property rights (TRIPS) literal, music, movie and computer artists have ventured into global markets in an effort to reap the most out of their artistic creations. This new breed of intellectual property traders have discovered that their trade is quite different from that of merchandise traders. They have found that the rate of theft in their business is quite high and no structures such as insurance can cope with, or have been put in place to help deal with, this peril. Being a new segment of international trade, local and international law have been caught unawares and are ill prepared to deal with it. Further, socio-economic factors such as poverty and technological advancement, particularly in developing countries, continue to haunt these new global traders. However, despite some positive measures being put in place to help protect this new segment of global trade, the situation on the ground reveals that the effects of these new measures have not reached the lower levels of society.
This study therefore sets out to establish the state of copyright infringement and the effect of the existing copyright protection measures taken among university students at a university in rural KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), South Africa. Thus, the study reports the findings of 291 respondents interviewed using a structured questionnaire in May 2005.
Copyright infringement as a result of societal factors was found to be common in this university. Further, copyright protection measures seem not to be implemented because most respondents were unaware of them. The results confirm that copyright infringement is common among university students and copyright protection measures are absent or are not effective, which negatively interferes with the income of intellectual property traders.
The Commonwealth's response to global challenges facing youth in the 21st century : Commonwealth Youth Programme : papers from the Commonwealth Youth Ministers' MeetingAuthor Henry CharlesSource: Commonwealth Youth and Development 4, pp 44 –57 (2006)More Less
Youth enterprise and sustainable livelihoods : Commonwealth Youth Programme : papers from the Commonwealth Youth Ministers' MeetingAuthor Cecil RyanSource: Commonwealth Youth and Development 4, pp 58 –70 (2006)More Less
Young people and legal rights : Commonwealth Youth Programme : papers from the Commonwealth Youth Ministers' MeetingAuthor Julian JackSource: Commonwealth Youth and Development 4, pp 71 –87 (2006)More Less
National youth policy : case studies from St. Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago : Commonwealth Youth Programme : papers from the Commonwealth Youth Ministers' MeetingAuthor Tennyson S.D. JosephSource: Commonwealth Youth and Development 4, pp 88 –99 (2006)More Less
Commonwealth youth development index : challenges and prospects for youth : Commonwealth Youth Programme : papers from the Commonwealth Youth Ministers' MeetingAuthor Andrew SimmonsSource: Commonwealth Youth and Development 4, pp 100 –114 (2006)More Less