Successful cultural communities require healthy, stable and flourishing education and vocational training. As early as the middle 1800s, Afrikaners started establishing vocational colleges and universities at several places. Over time, however, these vocational colleges and universities lost their community character and increasingly developed a state character.
At present, these institutions are being threatened by race quotas, elimination of Afrikaans, abolishing of traditions and an academic hostility against the idea of cultural communities, and Afrikaners once again find themselves in a position where they, as a cultural community, do not have proper vocational training facilities and universities. As a cultural community, they therefore are facing huge challenges.
In appreciating the need for good training in scarce skills, we are tackling the problem areas with our existing Solidarity training institutions such as Akademia, the safe Afrikaans higher education institution where school-leavers and working people can obtain high-quality accredited qualifications on a part-time basis, as well as Sol-Tech, a private technical training college offering an extended range of courses in scarce skills.
Through our education, ranging from nursery schools to a private university, young people will be offered an opportunity to equip themselves with the necessary knowledge to enable them to flourish as a minority group in a majority society.
Review Successful cultural communities require healthy, stable and flourishing education and vocational training. As early as the middle 1800s, Afrikaners started establishing vocational colleges and universities at several places. Over time, however, these vocational colleges and universities lost their community character and increasingly developed a state character. At present, these ... Read moreRead more
Review Solidarity’s aim is to bring about a South Africa where all will be free and equal before the law and will be treated with dignity and fairness. Since 1902 Solidarity has been fighting actively in courts for its members so as to bring about justice in the workplace and ... Read moreRead more
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Review According to the American opinion poll company Gallup, a good job is the most important need of people across the world. Apart from the economic stability resulting from a job, your job also to a large extent determines who you are and where you fit in. Here at Solidarity ... Read moreRead more
Review We view ourselves as builders who, together with enthusiastic members, have been building a future for the past 115 years. In spite of all the uncertainty in our country, we will never stop building training institutions. We will continue creating study opportunities for members of the community. We are ... Read moreRead more
Review At present very little if any space is being created for Afrikaans media. Even within the commercial Afrikaans media there are some media institutions who are unsympathetic towards the critical situation of Afrikaans, or who are not prepared to give up their monopoly on the Afrikaans media in order ... Read moreRead more
Review We advocate an economic dispensation of free competition. South African economic policy should be based on a free-market economy where there is a balance between the various role-players in the economy. We strive for a South Africa where the role of institutions is foremost and trust among people is ... Read moreRead more
Review The origins of the Solidarity Movement can be traced back to June 1902, when the Transvaal Miners’ Association was founded. The establishment of the Movement cannot be ascribed to individual actions alone, but also to the functioning of institutions. The Solidarity Movement comprises 18 institutions, including Solidarity, AfriForum and ... Read moreRead more
Review Historically, we have had a close relationship with the Afrikaner community and this is still the case. Afrikaans is one of South Africa’s important official languages – it is the language that is close to the heart of millions of South Africans. The reality is, however, that Afrikaans as ... Read moreRead more