The City of Cape Town Junior City Council for secondary school students
The Junior City Council (JCC) is an initiative run by the City which aims to expose secondary school students in Cape Town to the workings of the City Council. The...
Application Deadline: 21 March 2023.
The Junior City Council (JCC) is an initiative run by the City which aims to expose secondary school students in Cape Town to the workings of the City Council. The City of Cape Town has officially opened the application process for the 2023 Junior City Council (JCC) term. The programme invites learners to explain what changes they would make in their respective communities, should they be selected.
The JCC is a city-run, apolitical programme that aims to introduce high school students in Cape Town to the functions of the City Council. The programme offers young people in grades 10 and 11 the opportunity to:
- Become a City ambassador
- Develop key leadership skills
- Enhance community project management skills
- Broaden their knowledge of local government
- Cultivate a culture of active citizenry
The programme, which will run over eight months, will include a variety of JCC debate sessions and workshops. Junior Councillors will be able to submit formal submissions to Council during these meetings regarding youth-related issues in the City and the communities they represent. The Junior Council elects a Junior Mayor, Junior Deputy Mayor, Junior Speaker, and Junior Chief Whip.
- If you would like to get involved, complete the Junior City Council nomination form and email it to email@example.com by Tuesday, 21 March 2023.
- If shortlisted, you will need to prepare a two-minute speech explaining ‘How you would change your community if selected as a Junior Councillor’.
- Interviews will take place during the March/April 2023 school holidays. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an in-person interview, which will take place at the Cape Town Civic Centre, 12 Hertzog Boulevard, Foreshore Cape Town.
For More Information:
Visit the Official Webpage of the City of Cape Town Junior City Council
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