Young people need the encouragement of society to engage in politics

Government, political parties can assist youth to contest elections

21 June 2020 - 00:00 By PAUL KARIUKI

Young people constitute a critical demography in SA. However, their influence on national politics remains limited. There is a sense that traditional politics and representative democracy fail to attract their attention despite young people having been at the forefront of bringing about a social and political transformation in pre- and post-democracy eras.

Yet in the past two decades, young people have been reduced to recipients of decisions rather than shapers of decisions...

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