04.12.2018

The South Africa Youth Manifesto 2019

A Youth Mandate to Political Parties.

Every election cycle, we see a drive to get young people to participate and cast their votes in shaping the future of the country. Yet every election these efforts fall flat, with youth voting rates having decreased significantly in the past two cycles. This is often attributed to claims of the youth being apathetic and disinterested in political participation, though it is now evident that accepting this as true demonstrates a profoundly shallow understanding of the youth in South Africa.

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung 
South Africa Office

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Dunkeld West
Johannesburg

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